Patriots Player Martellus Bennett Skipping White House Visit With Trump “I’m Not Gonna Go” [Video]
At his postgame press conference, New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett talked about his decision to skip the team’s celebratory trip to the White House.
Martellus Bennett told reporters following the New England Patriots’ historic Super Bowl win Sunday that he will not accompany his teammates to the White House, where they are set to be honored by President Donald Trump later this year.
“I haven’t thought about it. I am not going to go,”the New England Patriots tight end said. “I can elaborate later on in life; right now I am just trying to enjoy this … People know how I feel about it, just follow me on Twitter.”
Bennett added that he is “not really worried” about potential backlash over skipping the White House visit from the team’s owner, Robert Kraft, and said that he and his teammates avoid talking politics in the locker room.
“You just don’t bring that to work. We all have our beliefs. We accept people for who they are,”he said.
Bennet also joined with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick protest against racism in America in September, when he raised his fist with fellow teammate Devin McCourty during the national anthem at a September game.