Many Eagles Will Not Fly to the White House for Traditional Champions’ Visit

Adrianna Ameruoso, Reporter

In the Super Bowl LII, Feb. 4, in Minneapolis, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots, 41-33. It was the Eagles first Super Bowl win. However, there are three members of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles who will not attend the White House ceremony upon the invitation from President Trump. Malcolm Jenkins told CNN’s New Day that he would not go to the White House.

“No, I personally do not anticipate attending that,” Jenkins said.

USA Today asked if he had a message for Trump, Jenkins said: “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 … 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.”

Several other players from the Eagles have said they would not visit the White House, some, in protest of President Trump’s policies.