Eagles' coach Pederson on White House: 'What you've heard is enough'

Doug Mendoza
June 8, 2018

Privately the Eagles wanted to send owner Jeffrey Lurie, head coach Doug Pederson, executive Don Smolenski, quarterbacks Nick Foles and Carson Wentz, another player and mascot Swoop to the White House ceremony, where they were to be honored by Trump Tuesday for winning Super Bowl LII. "It's behind us. We're moving on". Four days later, the White House said in a statement that she had undergone a successful embolization procedure.

After canceling the visit, the White House said in a statement that players "decided to abandon their fans", some of whom were to be in attendance.

MSNBC co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinksi, who are engaged, responded with arch tweets alluding to Mr Trump's taunting post last summer that Ms Brzezinksi was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" during a visit to his Florida golf retreat.

"What you've seen and what you've heard is enough". And these things are systemic; there are ways that we can change them.

"The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House".

Trump has manipulated the intentions of those who choose not to visit the White House and those who kneel during the national anthem. "I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America".

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"Instead the decision was made to lie and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military".

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said that last week the Secret Service received several dozen names of prospective attendees for clearance, but then Friday the Eagles told the White House that very few people would be coming.

The Warriors, last year's National Basketball Association champs, were not invited to the White House, a moot point since they said they would not go if invited. He has also has criticized the NFL's new policy, which prohibits players from kneeling/sitting on the field during the anthem.

Kevin Durant agreed with LeBron and Steph, ESPN reported, quoting him as saying, "We get it at this point".

Hordes of media crowded around the lockers of the usual suspects - Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, Zach Ertz, Jason Kelce - and the questions went nearly exclusively about the White House, Donald Trump and, really, not at all about football. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling.

"I don't think [he's] actually kneeling", joked Arroyo of one robust anthem protestor.

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