As far as I’m concerned, the refusal of five Patriots to celebrate their Super Bowl victory at the White House exemplifies the true spirit of patriotism.
Even before the Super Bowl was contested — and before the spine-tingling, glorious finale — Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett had strongly indicated that if the team won he probably would not be attending any celebrations at Donald Trump’s White House. He made it official shortly after the game ended Sunday night.
Now four of his teammates — safety Devin McCourty, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, defensive lineman Chris Long, and running back LeGarrette Blount — have all said they won’t be going to the White House, either
All five played major roles in the team’s successful championship run. But their commitment to the team doesn’t include any obligation to take part in an offseason field trip to Washington that’s primarily a photo opportunity for a president they don’t …