With the volatile nature of current United States politics and President Donald Trump's open battle with NFL Players, there's a real question as to whether the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles will make their way to Washington D.C.to take part in the time-honored tradition of meeting the president.
"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, according to the New York Times.
It's April 24 and the Eagles have yet to make the trip to the nation's capitol.in fact, they haven't even planned it.
President Donald Trump voiced his opinion about players and teams who support the protests during the anthem and the opinion was that players should be fired or disciplined somehow for doing so.
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Also, a big chunk of the reason Gronkowski has been so brilliant over the years is that he has Tom Brady throwing him the ball. Curran claiming the tight end nearly walked away from football during training camp prior to the start of the 2017 season.
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.
The White House has confirmed that it has extended an invite to the Eagles and is awaiting confirmation. Chris Long and LaGarrett Blount won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Patriots in 2017 and the Eagles in 2018.
Cornerback Malcolm Jenkins is not a fan of the president either.and isn't a fan of his country either.being one of the most vocal players in the league when it came to protesting the National Anthem.disrespecting our flag and troops in the process. "We hope to have something finalized in the next couple of weeks". Philadelphia had several prominent anthem protesters past year, among them, safety Malcolm Jenkins who led the players coalition in their meetings with the league. During those meetings, Lurie described Trump's presidency as "disastrous" and reportedly used a vulgarity to emphasize that opinion. Who will they pick first?
The Eagles' owner, Jeffrey Lurie, is considered one of the most liberal in the league, and he is sympathetic to what Mr. Jenkins and other players have been trying to achieve. The Eagles - players, coaches and executives, including Lurie - locked arms as the Star-Spangled Banner was performed.