One by one, black New England Patriots players are refusing to visit Donald Trump’s White House

  • It’s tradition for the team who wins the Super Bowl to visit the White House after their victory. 
  • But at least two members of the New England Patriots are turning down the invitation this year because of Trump.
  • “I’m not going to the White House,” the Patriots’ Devin McCourty told Time in a text message Monday. “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”
  • McCourty joined tight end Martellus Bennett, who confirmed on Sunday that he also would not make the White House trip, after first announcing his decision to skip it the week prior. Read more

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NFL players donate $20,000 to youth football team that was punished for national anthem protest

  • Several months after a youth football team in Texas faced death threats on social media and retaliation from its league for kneeling during the United States’ national anthem, a coalition of NFL players has stepped up to help the squad rebuild.
  • According to ESPN, Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots, Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles and free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin have donated a combined $20,000 to fund the inaugural season of the Southeast Texas Oilers, a team made up of former members of the Beaumont Bulls who left the organization after their 2016 protest. Read more. (6/23/17, 7:51 PM)
Super Bowl Memories

“It’s a dream come true for a lot of guys on this team.” - Chris Hogan

“It brings back memories of when you’re a kid and you dream of getting to play in the biggest game.” - Julian Edelman

“It’s an unbelievable feeling; definitely a dream come true.” - Trey Flowers

“It’s kind of validation of your whole career.” - Chris Long

“Having an opportunity to play in the #SuperBowl for me is all about the journey, it’s about the process.” - Devin McCourty

“It means everything, not only for myself, for my family, for my teammates.” - Rob Ninkovich

“To have this moment & be able to share it w/ my teammates, who have put so much work’s really special.” - Matthew Slater

A few of the guys reflect on what they’re most looking forward to playing in the Super Bowl and what it means to them.

ok idiot, I guess you’ve just said that 29 or more men on the Patriots don’t exist.

I guess LeGarrette Blount doesn’t exist

Or Martellus Bennett doesn’t either

Or Dion Lewis

Or Malcolm Butler

Or Jacoby Brissett

Or Malcolm Mitchell

Or Cyrus Jones

Or Dont’a Hightower

Or Trey Flowers

Or Eric Rowe

Or Malcom Brown

Or Matthew Slater (who is the Patriots captain)

Or Devin McCourty 

Or Elandon Roberts

Or Barkevious Mingo

Or Patrick Chung

Or Alan Branch (who could easily kill Dickhead Spencer)

Or Logan Ryan

Or Jabaal Sheard

Or Jonathan Jones

Or Marcus Cannon (who could also easily kill Dickhead Spencer)

Or Vincent Valentine

or Brandon Bolden

Or Jordan Richards

Or Tre’ Jackson

Or Duron Harmon

Or Justin Coleman

And ESPECIALLY James White

after this stupid fucking remark from Mr. Nazi himself


(and yes, I’ve included inactive players. they are still on the roster so they count)

Why does everyone think every Patriots fan is a Donald Frump supporter? Like…. It annoys me. It’s embarrassing that my Quarter Back is a Trump fan and I hate him for it. Martellus Bennett, Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty have pulled out of going to the white house because of Donald Trump. More are probably gonna do the same. I love the Patriots. They’re great. But I hate Donald Trump and everything he stands for.