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While the first official invitation was sent out in late April, the team reiterated its stance on the matter saying "not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field achievements, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country".

Several key players like Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, Torrey Smith and Brandon Graham have already said they won't.

"I don't want to take away from anybody's experience or make it a big distraction".

The Trump Administration on Thursday formally acknowledged the invitation for a June 5th event at The White House.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have been invited to celebrate their Super Bowl win at The White House in June, but not every player plans to visit with President Donald Trump. "I'm just gonna leave it at that", said Blount on "The Rich Eisen Show" previous year. "It's a celebratory event, and I want the guys who choose to go or whatever to enjoy that", Jenkins said in February. "I know for a fact there are guys who have dreamt of the opportunity to go to the White House and I think they should have that opportunity".

"At this point, I'm not interested in any discussions on anything right now just with the climate that's been going on in The White House", Jenkins said.

The Times report focused on the National Anthem protests in the NFL and how owners and players thought the league should handle the demonstrations, particularly after Trump publicly attacked players who participated. It's an annual tradition for championship teams around the sports world to visit the nation's most famous house. Jenkins, the co-founder of the Players Coalition, has been active on the social reform front.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie seems to agree - in a private meeting with Eagles players, Lurie allegedly called Trump "disastrous". The Patriots visited the White House after their win.


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