Eagles Player Reveals Why He Will Not Visit the White House with Teammates

February 12, 2018Feb 12, 2018

After the Philadelphia Eagles received the Super Bowl LII championship title, the public is curious as to whether the team will visit the White House for a traditional celebration. Last year’s Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, visited the White House (with a number of players missing), but NBA champs, the Golden State Warriors, refused to go to the White House altogether.

Given the Eagles’ several outspoken Christian players, it is expected that the team will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet the President. However, a few players have publicly stated that if the team goes, they will not attend.

Malcolm Jenkins, the Eagles’ safety, previously told CNN that he would skip the White House visit reiterating that his focus remains on solving racial injustice issues. Over the weekend, Jenkins opened up more about why he refuses to see President Trump.

In his most recent interview, Jenkins stated, “Everybody has their own opinion. When it comes to this presidency, I’m not very excited about getting my picture taken with him.”

“It’s not worth my time,” he continued. “I would rather spend my time working with whoever on these issues that we’ve been fighting for. That’s my personal decision.”

However, Jenkins did admit that he would be willing to put his differences with Trump aside if the President invited him to work on criminal justice reform.  

Watch a clip from Malcolm Jenkins’ interview below:


Other Eagles players who said they would not attend the White House visit include wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive end Chris Long, and running back LeGarrette Blount.

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