Another Black New England Patriots Player Won’t Be Going to the White House

Devin McCourty (Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Devin McCourty (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

It’s starting to be a trend.

On Sunday, New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett announced that he would not be attending the Super Bowl team’s celebratory White House visit because of President Asshat.


On Tuesday, Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty told Time magazine in a text message that he, too, wouldn’t be attending any White House ceremonies.

“I’m not going to the White House,” McCourty said in the text. “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.” 

No word on whether any other players have refused the White House invitation.

Read more at Time magazine. 



I think that this is outrageous and disrespectful.

It’s one thing for a white player from the New England Patriots to turn down a Presidential invitation to the White House from a black President. That’s understandable. Tom Brady had very important shopping to do at an Apple Store. And those stores are only open seven days a week.

But for a black Patriots player to refuse a white President for political reasons?!?

Well that’s just downright uppity.