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A second NewEnglandPatriots player is on the record as saying that if the New England Patriots are invited to the White House as part of events to commemorate their win in Super Bowl LI, he will not attend.Safety Devin McCourty, a Patriots team captain, Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro pick this year, affirmed he won’t make the trip, joining teammate Martellus Bennett.McCourty and Bennett were also the only Patriots players to visibly protest earlier this season, raising their right fists during the national anthem, following the movement started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.The Patriots have been in the crosshairs for many over the past several months, as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have declared President Donald Trump a friend, and Trump using their names as a means of political gain. New England owner Robert Kraft is also a friend of Trump, visiting him in Trump Tower after the election and attending the inauguration last month. When the Patriots went to the White House in 2015, after winning Super Bowl XLIX, Brady skipped the event, when Obama was president. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th: Devin McCourty Becomes Second Patriots Player to Decline White House Visit RIZU SO u A second NewEnglandPatriots player is on the record as saying that if the New England Patriots are invited to the White House as part of events to commemorate their win in Super Bowl LI, he will not attend.Safety Devin McCourty, a Patriots team captain, Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro pick this year, affirmed he won’t make the trip, joining teammate Martellus Bennett.McCourty and Bennett were also the only Patriots players to visibly protest earlier this season, raising their right fists during the national anthem, following the movement started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.The Patriots have been in the crosshairs for many over the past several months, as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have declared President Donald Trump a friend, and Trump using their names as a means of political gain. New England owner Robert Kraft is also a friend of Trump, visiting him in Trump Tower after the election and attending the inauguration last month. When the Patriots went to the White House in 2015, after winning Super Bowl XLIX, Brady skipped the event, when Obama was president. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th

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Devin McCourty Becomes the Second Patriots Player to Decline White House Invitation - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday, the NewEnglandPatriots overcame the biggest deficit in Super Bowl history to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. As it stands, champions in their respective sports have traditionally visited the White House to meet the president and celebrate their championship. The New England Patriots are the first visit the WhiteHouse under our new Head of State and as a result, a few star ballers have opted out of the visit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the big win in SuperBowlLI, Patriots tight-end MartellusBennett said he will not be meeting with the president at the White House. One day later, DevinMcCourty followed suit, saying he didn’t feel accepted in the White House. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The first round pick out of Rutgers University spoke with TIME via text message to discuss his decision, simply saying, “I’m not going to the White House.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others wont,” he added. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ McCourty has been very vocal about his views and beliefs. In the beginning of the season, he was one of few to participate in the National Anthem protests on the field. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “If you see something you feel is wrong in society, why not help out? Why not raise awareness,” he told the publication.: Devin McCourty Becomes the Second Patriots Player to Decline White House Invitation @balleralert Devin McCourty Becomes the Second Patriots Player to Decline White House Invitation - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday, the NewEnglandPatriots overcame the biggest deficit in Super Bowl history to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. As it stands, champions in their respective sports have traditionally visited the White House to meet the president and celebrate their championship. The New England Patriots are the first visit the WhiteHouse under our new Head of State and as a result, a few star ballers have opted out of the visit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the big win in SuperBowlLI, Patriots tight-end MartellusBennett said he will not be meeting with the president at the White House. One day later, DevinMcCourty followed suit, saying he didn’t feel accepted in the White House. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The first round pick out of Rutgers University spoke with TIME via text message to discuss his decision, simply saying, “I’m not going to the White House.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others wont,” he added. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ McCourty has been very vocal about his views and beliefs. In the beginning of the season, he was one of few to participate in the National Anthem protests on the field. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “If you see something you feel is wrong in society, why not help out? Why not raise awareness,” he told the publication.

Devin McCourty Becomes the Second Patriots Player to Decline White House Invitation - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday...

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Devin McCourty and Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots players, are turning down the invitation to visit the White House. 👊💥 👏👏 ✊ - "I'm not going to the White House," the Patriots' Devin McCourty told Time. "Basic reason for me is I don't feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't." blackhistorymonth frederickdouglass blacklivesmatter NoBanNoWall WeAreAmerica HereToStay NoMuslimRegistry NoMuslimBan UndocumentedAndUnafraid Undocumented not1more NotMyPresident Muslim refugeeswelcome refugeesarewelcome: One by one, black New England Patriots players are refusing to visit Donald Trump's White House .Mic Devin McCourty and Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots players, are turning down the invitation to visit the White House. 👊💥 👏👏 ✊ - "I'm not going to the White House," the Patriots' Devin McCourty told Time. "Basic reason for me is I don't feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't." blackhistorymonth frederickdouglass blacklivesmatter NoBanNoWall WeAreAmerica HereToStay NoMuslimRegistry NoMuslimBan UndocumentedAndUnafraid Undocumented not1more NotMyPresident Muslim refugeeswelcome refugeesarewelcome

Devin McCourty and Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots players, are turning down the invitation to visit the White House. 👊💥 👏👏 ✊ - "...

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