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Devin McCourty will reportedly skip the White House visit

Devin McCourty celebrated after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI.
Devin McCourty celebrated after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Looks like Martellus Bennett has company.

A day after the Patriots mounted a comeback to win Super Bowl LI, safety Devin McCourty reportedly said that he’ll be sitting out the team visit to the White House.

“I’m not going to the White House,” McCourty told TIME, according to an article posted online Monday night. “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House.”

McCourty pointed, namely, to the person occupying the Oval Office right now — President Donald Trump.

“With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t,” McCourty told the publication.

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He reportedly said that attending is a personal choice and he couldn’t “imagine a way I go there.”

McCourty isn’t the only one to eye sitting out a meet-and-greet with the president. Bennett said even before the Super Bowl that he likely wouldn’t pay a visit to D.C., “because I don’t support the person in it.”

The Patriots’ connections to Trump are well-documented. Bennett, however, has been critical of Trump on social media and is not shy about making his opinions known.

“If you believe in something and you truly have morals and standards and your own ethic code, then I think you go for it,” he said.

The ceremonial White House visit has yet to be scheduled.


Globe correspondent Nora Princiotti contributed to this report.