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Third Patriots Player Says He'll Skip White House Super Bowl Celebration

Third Patriots Player Says He'll Skip White House Super Bowl Celebration

Dont'a Hightower told ESPN that he will not join his teammates when the Patriots makes their White House trip. McCourty told Time magazine he was skipping the occasion because "I don't feel accepted in the White House".

"I can't imagine a way I go there", he added.

After tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty announced they would not visit the White House with the team in protest of President Donald Trump, running back James White also said he was unsure whether he would make the trip.

"I honestly just want people to look at black kids and not say he's the next Michael Jordan all the damn time", Bennett explained on Twitter Wednesday.

[These Patriots players are] saying "no, I will not [just 'stick to sports"], because my life is not just sports.

Israel passes bill to seize private Palestinian land for Jewish settlements
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said last week: "The chance that it will be struck down by the Supreme Court is 100 percent". But critics say the measure is illegal and would make peace with the Palestinians even more hard .

"I don't support the guy that's in the house", Bennett said prior to the Super Bowl, before confirming after the game that he wasn't going to attend the White House ceremony.

And, the mayor said, if the president invited him to the White House to talk about policies, he would go to represent Bostonians and "express my concern. about some of the actions he's taken".

The move is far from unprecedented, but is subject to more attention because of the team's relationship with President Trump.

Unlike Bennett and McCourty, Hightower didn't mention Trump.

Trump is a Patriots supporter and many members of the organization are friends of his, including Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft.


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