The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history Sunday, but receiver Torrey Smith is among the players who won't be visiting the White House to celebrate.
Smith explained his position Tuesday on CNN Tonight:
The 29-year-old had already explained before the game that he wouldn't make the trip to the White House if the Eagles won, and his position apparently has not changed.
Smith highlighted President Donald Trump's past words as a reason to boycott the visit:
Jenkins has been very open and vocal this season about his interest in using his platform to create change.
PHILADELPHIA -- A tradition in all four major sports is that after winning a title, you go to the White House.
With the Eagles winning Super Bowl LII, the first in the history of their franchise, they will get that opportunity at some point this year.
It is not an opportunity, however, that safety Malcolm Jenkins wants to be...
President Donald Trump congratulated the Philadelphia Eagles on their Super Bowl LII win, but they couldn’t care less how he feels.