New England Patriots defensive lineman Chris Long has announced that he will not visit Donald Trump in the White House when the Super Bowl champions make their traditional trip to Washington D.C.. He is the fourth player from the team since the team’s February 5 Super Bowl win to announce that he will not be attending the White House visit.
Long, son of Hall of Fame Raider Howie Long and former Los Angeles (then St. Louis) Ram, capped off his first season with the Patriots with Sunday’s Super Bowl win.
Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Devin McCourty, and tight end Martellus Bennett have also announced that they are not attending the Super Bowl champions’ official White House visit.
In Super Bowl 51, the New England Patriots came back from a 28-9 deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. In the first ever Super Bowl to go to overtime, the Falcons dominated the Patriots for the entire first half, leading 21-3. The big play of the first half was an 82-yard pick six from cornerback Robert Alford that put Atlanta up 21-0, and it seemed as if the game was out of reach. Then Tom Brady became Tom Brady and the rest is history.
New England Patriots Not Visiting The White House
- Chris Long
- Dont’a Hightower
- Devin McCourty
- Martellus Bennet