Bennett, McCourty Pass On White House Trip
Two New England Patriots have already announced that they will not attend the team's upcoming trip to the White House to commemorate the Pats' fifth Super Bowl title with newly elected President Donald Trump, just days after the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. First, it was first year Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett who wasted little time saying he wouldn't be with the group that heads to meet with the President.
Bennett told Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News that he, officially, will not join his Super Bowl championship teammates as they visit with Trump. The tight end, who is not afraid to speak his mind and let his opinions be heard, had previously alluded to the fact that he would not go to Washington, if his team won the title.
On Monday, Patriots veteran safety and defensive captain Devin McCourty sent a text to Time Magazine saying that he would follow in Bennett's footsteps and pass on the future White House trip.
According to Time, McCourty said he doesn't feel accepted at the White House, due to Trump's "strong opinions and prejudices."
Time will tell if more of the pair's teammates choose to join them in not accepting the invite.