McCourty twins say they won't be going to White House: 'Virtually zero chance'

Alex Reimer
February 06, 2019 - 10:01 am
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The Patriots will celebrate their Super Bowl victory at the White House without the McCourty twins, one of whom made a game-saving play against the Rams.

Devin McCourty, who’s been an outspoken supporter of the NFL players’ social justice initiatives, said Monday he won’t accompany his teammates when they visit President Trump later this year. His brother, Jason, says he’s following suit.

“I haven’t thought about it, but I highly doubt it,” Jason McCourty told the Associated Press.

According to the AP, Devin McCourty then started ribbing his twin brother, prompting Jason to admit there’s “virtually zero chance” he will head to the nation’s capital.

Patriots safety Duron Harmon has already pulled out of the prospective White House trip, instead saying it would be “dope” to meet President Obama.

There were multiple notable absences when the Patriots toured the White House in 2017, including Tom Brady, who didn’t explain his nonattendance. Not so coincidently, Trump did not mention Brady in his remarks that day, despite constantly touting his relationship with the quarterback on the campaign trial. 

If Trump did harbor ill feelings about Brady two years ago, it appears he’s gotten over them. Trump praised the Patriots last week in an Oval Office interview, extolling his three buddies –– Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Brady –– for reaching their ninth Super Bowl. 

Days before the Super Bowl, Kraft told Fox News he thinks Trump is serving the “best interests of the country.”

So even though some players won’t be going, it looks like the Patriots will certainly head to the White House for the second time in three years. Kraft and Belichick will almost certainly be there. The question is, will Brady?

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