Several players on the Philadelphia Eagles have announced that they will not be visiting the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.
After the win, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told reporters [via DeadState]:
“I personally do not anticipate attending that… I don’t have a message for the president. My message has been clear all year: I’m about creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country. I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. I want to see us push for economic and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities. And I want to see our relationships between our communities and our law enforcement be advanced. That’s what myself and my peers have been pushing for for the last two years, and that’s what I’ll continue to do.”
“We read the news just like everyone else. You see Donald Trump tweet something … We have those conversations in the locker room, just like everyone else does in the workplace.”