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Philadelphia Eagles invited to visit White House on June 5, report says

Philadelphia Eagles invited to visit White House June 5 Eagles' White House visit reportedly happening next month
Lucia Summers | 18 May, 2018, 06:29

The initial invite was received last month but some players, most notably Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins, previously said they will not be taking up the chance for the traditional celebration with Trump. He did not attend the festivities previous year with the Patriots when they made the trip to the White House.

In late April, reports surfaced that the Eagles were in conversation with the White House about planning the visit.

"We.view this not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field achievements, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue.", a spokesperson said at the time. "I'm just gonna leave it at that", said Blount on "The Rich Eisen Show" a year ago. If you want to meet to talk about events in my community, changing the country, I'm all for that.

The Houston Astros, the 2017 World Series champions, took their trip to the White House last March, but Carlos Correa and Carlos Beltran, both natives of Puerto Rico, did not attend.

"At this point in time, there's so much that's been kind of swirling around that administration, I don't see it as beneficial at this moment in time to visiting in a celebratory fashion", Jenkins said. "I know for a fact there are guys who have dreamt of the opportunity to go to the White House and I think they should have that opportunity".

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Philadelphia's ABC affiliate quoted Long as saying: "At end of the day I do not want to sit, take a picture with somebody I don't care for".

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out".

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie seems to agree - in a private meeting with Eagles players, Lurie allegedly called Trump "disastrous".

He was not the only Eagles player to let it be known that he's not interested in making the trip to the nation's capital. The NBA's Golden State Warriors had their invite rescinded by President Donald Trump after several players announced their intentions not to attend the visit.

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