Three More Patriots Players Say They’ll Skip White House Visit: Total Now Six, And Pressure Is On Gronk
Before long the New England Patriots' White House visit is just going to be Tom Brady, a tipsy Robert Kraft and Trump. Who's going to eat all these sandwiches?
But Sean Spicer will still tweet: "It was the most New England Patriots ever to visit the White House, period."
Very few NFL teams have the White House experience that the Patriots do -- they've been there four times previously. So who better to lead the way toward resistance in this atmosphere of Donald Trump's controversial polices?
First it was tight end Martellus Bennett to announce that he wouldn't celebrate the team's Super Bowl LI win in Washington D.C., saying that Trump "doesn't represent me."
The Monday following the Super Bowl, safety Devin McCourty joined Bennett, saying “I don’t feel accepted in the White House.” Buzzfeed News:
“With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t,” he said in an interview with Time.
On Wednesday, linebacker Dont’a Hightower bowed out. Then on Thursday, running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive tackle Alan Branch, and defensive end Chris Long all announced that they would not be attending.
Now the pressure seems to be on Rob Gronkowski. But Gronk just doesn't look to be the type to give in to peer pressure (laugh track).
Bold Prediction: Many Caucasian Patriot players skip the White House, one being Gronkowski.
— TheReport (@Giavotella_170) February 9, 2017
@RobGronkowski take a stand with your teammates and skip the White House!
— mochadoo (@mochadoo) February 10, 2017
— Nicole Dupras (@NicoleDupras) February 10, 2017
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