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New England Patriot: 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.
New England Patriot: 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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