Sport Super Bowl champion Eagles to visit White House on June 5, report says

20:25  17 may  2018
20:25  17 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Super Bowl champion Eagles could soon be headed to the White House . He did not provide any further explanation. Two Eagles players did not meet President Trump when they won the Super Bowl as Patriots in 2017, Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount.

Philadelphia Eagles safety and Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins says , "I personally do not anticipate attending (a victory event “We read the news just like everyone else,” wide receiver Torrey Smith told reporters last Wednesday, explaining his decision not to attend the White House meeting.

The Eagles received an invitation last month to visit the White House after winning Super Bowl 52, and it appears the team has accepted the offer.

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According to 6ABC, the Eagles will celebrate their Super Bowl victory at the White House on June 5.

Philadelphia, coming off its first Super Bowl championship, released a statement last month confirming that the team was in the early stages of planning a visit.

"We are honored to receive this invitation and view this not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field accomplishments, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country," the statement read, via NJ Advance Media.

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Several members of Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have said they will not visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump. Wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive end Chris Long and safety Malcolm Jenkins have all said they won’t be going, NJ.com reported .

Not even 24 hours after their historic Super Bowl victory, several players from the Philadelphia Eagles have already vowed to boycott their team’s visit to the White House . Who is planning to boycott? According to NJ.com , defensive end Chris Long

It's been a longstanding tradition for championship teams across all leagues to visit the White House, but there has been some controversy since President Donald Trump took the office. The Warriors did not visit last year after the president "uninvited" the team in response to comments made by Stephen Curry. But the Astros attended a ceremony last month to celebrate being World Series champions.

Although the whole team is invited, there could be some notable no-shows who decide against making the visit. Safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN following the Super Bowl that he plans to skip the visit while defensive lineman Chris Long said on the "Pardon My Take" podcast, "No, I'm not going to the White House. Are you kidding me?"

Logistics and timing of the event are being determined.

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