Former NFL Great Says Eagles Will Regret Stiffing White House


Former NFL player Burgess Owens said Tuesday that members of the Philadelphia Eagles who plan to snub the White House are misguided.

Owens, who played 10 seasons for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders during the 1970s and 1980s, singled out Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.

“Years from now, he’ll look back and regret the fact that he didn’t take the moment, because it’s not going to happen again,” Owens said on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”

Owens said Jenkins’ anger is misplaced.

“He’s protesting the wrong president,” he told guest host Raymond Arroyo. “It was President [Barack] Obama who had problems with black unemployment, with lack of education, with lack of opportunities and misery.”

Three other members of the Super Bowl champion Eagles have also suggested they will decline invitations to make the customary journey to the White House following a major sports championship — defensive end Chris Long, running back LeGarrette Blount, and wide receiver Torrey Smith. All four protesting players already had won Super Bowls with other teams. – READ MORE

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White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told a Philadelphia radio host that she’ll invite veterans to fill the spots of any NFL players who boycott a post-Super Bowl White House visit.

Each year, the winning Super Bowl team is invited to the White House to visit with the president. Ahead of Sunday’s game, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said that if his team wins, he won’t be visiting Washington, D.C.

However, it didn’t seem to bother Conway, and she already knows who she’ll pick to replace them.

“That’s OK. I’ll invite a couple more veterans that are Eagles fans,” she told host Chris Stigall. “No problem.” – READ MORE

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On Super Bowl, Sunday, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway shared that her family only kneels when it’s time to pray.

During an interview with Fox News in Minneapolis, Conway donned her Philadelphia Eagles beanie and discussed the national anthem controversy that’s clouded the NFL.

Her boss, President Donald Trump, has been an outspoken critic of players who kneel for the national anthem. Conway said similarly to any other American, Trump can “stand up for the flag and express that.” – READ MORE

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