Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Eagles discussing visit with White House, but reportedly haven't committed yet

Eagles discussing visit with White House, but reportedly haven't committed yet

The team said it is planning a visit to the White House to celebrate its first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

The Eagles will probably have several prominent no-shows if the team makes the trip from Philadelphia.

'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, ' he said, using a vulgarity to emphasize 'disastrous, ' then adding: 'Don't quote me'.

"We have been in contact with White House representatives and are now discussing the logistics of an upcoming visit to Washington", a spokesman for the Eagles said on Monday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that the team had been invited.

More news: With Toys R Us closing, Hasbro seeks a toy seller

Some teams choose to visit the White House later in the year, particularly if they can combine it with a trip to play against the Redskins or the Ravens, who are based near Washington. "There are some players who do, too".

While it's not common for presidents to invite large swaths of members of the opposing party to state dinners, past presidents have invited a few prominent names due to their work on issues related to the guest of honor, or the White House was courting them to support an agenda item.

Lurie was said to have told attendees that many owners "have no interest in supporting President Trump".

Arguably, no team in the National Football League leans further left than the Birds, from Lurie to several players that have made social activism a priority.

More news: Allison Mack tried to 'recruit' Emma Watson into alleged sex cult

The delay has also raised questions about whether some members of the team, who have been critical of the president, will visit the White House.

Politico first reported Sunday no congressional Democrats were invited to the event which honors French President Emanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

"For me, it's not just about politics", Smith told CNN in February.

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie likely didn't want these comments to surface, but he made ti real clear he is not happy with who is in office and he said so in an epic way. Long asked. "Why reference the hatred and bigotry on "many sides that day"?" Other players, like Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith, have also said they won't visit the White House if invited. "We hope to have something finalized in the next couple of weeks". Chris Long and LaGarrett Blount won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Patriots in 2017 and the Eagles in 2018. Last fall, the polarizing anthem protests Colin Kaepernick started were given new life thanks to Trump popping off on players who protested against police brutality and racism.

More news: Shocking: Arsenal legend wants these Manchester United players to leave

Like this: