Patriots White House Visit

Multiple players for the New England Patriots have chosen to skip the white house visit after their super bowl victory.

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  1. 5 Patriots will not go to the white house after their super bowl victory.
  2. BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (88) during the Patriots Victory Parade through the streets of Boston on February 7, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate winning Super Bowl LI. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
    BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (88) during the Patriots Victory Parade through the streets of Boston on February 7, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate winning Super Bowl LI. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  3. Martellus Bennett was the first to reject the white house visit. Saying he would not "feel welcome" if he where to go under a Donald Trump presidency.
  4. BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots running back James White with the trophy at Government Center during the during the Victory Parade through the streets of Boston on February 7, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate winning Super Bowl LI. (Photo by Richard Cashin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
    BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots running back James White with the trophy at Government Center during the during the Victory Parade through the streets of Boston on February 7, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate winning Super Bowl LI. (Photo by Richard Cashin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  5. James White has not officially declined to go, but said he will wait till the time comes.
  6. HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05:  New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) points to the end zone after sacking Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) and creating a turnover during the Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcon on February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.  i(Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
    HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) points to the end zone after sacking Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) and creating a turnover during the Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcon on February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. i(Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  7. Dont'a Hightower simply stated, "Been there, done that".
  8. HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Chris Long #95 of the New England Patriots kneels before Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Chris Long #95 of the New England Patriots kneels before Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  9. Defensive end Chris Long on visiting the white house, "Planned on skipping, hadn't been asked. Don't need an open letter explaining my words to me"
  10. BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots running backs LeGarrette Blount (29) , James White (28), Dion Lewis (33) and tight end Martellus Bennett (88) during the Victory Parade through the streets of Boston on February 7, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate winning Super Bowl LI. (Photo by Richard Cashin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
    BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots running backs LeGarrette Blount (29) , James White (28), Dion Lewis (33) and tight end Martellus Bennett (88) during the Victory Parade through the streets of Boston on February 7, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate winning Super Bowl LI. (Photo by Richard Cashin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  11. Blount stated, "I will not be going to the white house. I do not feel welcome in that house, I will leave it at that"
  12. It is clear that ever since Donald Trump became president there has been a of disdain and protesting, not only from regular citizens but celebrities and people with a voice.
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