Philadelphia Eagles invited to visit White House June 5

Philadelphia Eagles invited to visit White House June 5

It has been a long-standing tradition to for the Super Bowl Champions to visit the White House, but that tradition isn't enough for Jenkins to take part in the visit. The real question becomes: How many Eagles will attend?

Safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Torrey Smith, now a member of the Carolina Panthers, also said they would skip the trip. On Thursday afternoon, Jenkins said his stance hadn't changed. "My son grows up, and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is, I don't want him to say, 'Hey dad, why'd you go [to the White House] when you knew the right thing was to not go?'"

Jenkins, however, made it clear he has no issue with any of his teammates that do decide to go.

"It's not about politics; I just don't think the president is a good person".

"I don't see it as beneficial at this moment in time to visit in a celebratory fashion".

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly are going to be visiting the White House next month. The Patriots visited the White House after their win.

Another slight hurdle is the June 5 date. He is expected to report to the NovaCare Complex on Monday as the Eagles begin OTAs. It's possible the Eagles could have practice in the morning and get to Washington in the afternoon, or vice versa.

"We as a team are still discussing what exactly that looks like". The team released a statement at that time, stating that they were working through the logistics of the visit and viewed it "not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field achievements, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country". "But this is not where you brandish a group of people, because they own assets in a sport we love, supporting what many of us perceive as, you know, one disastrous presidency".



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