Chris Long skipped White House visit last year and will again if it happens

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President Donald Trump remains in the White House, and Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long remains adamant he won’t visit if his team wins the Super Bowl.

“No, I’m not going to the White House,” Long said Monday on Pardon My Take. “Are you kidding me?”

Long skipped the obligatory trip to the White House a year ago after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI. He was not alone, though 34 Patriots did travel to Washington, D.C.

Long, who signed with the Eagles in the offseason, uses social media to express his views. He also has backed up his words with action.

He donated all of his 2017 game checks, funding scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville and promoting educational equality in Philadelphia, Boston and St. Louis.

30 responses to “Chris Long skipped White House visit last year and will again if it happens

  1. We all know Long grew up with a silver spoon, so it’s not surprising he is as liberal as it gets.

  2. Who cares. Glad to see he’s looking ahead of the Superbowl. 15 snaps in the Superbowl last year. The guy pretty much came along for the ride.

  3. Maybe you could get all the players holding hands and sing “we are world” too. You go Chris.

  4. And for the haters saying he wasn’t much of a factor in last years SB….he’s played out of his mind as an Eagle, he caused the pick 6 which turned the game around against the Vikings, and recovered a fumble to stop a drive deep in Eagles territory. He’s been a terror as a situational pass rusher all season and Bellichek himself says that he fits the Eagles scheme better than the Pats.

    Good player, great man.

  5. The praise that Chris Long receives for donating his game checks is the very definition of white privilege. It is far more likely for a rich white man to be able to give away money than a black african american male. The praise he receives is directly because of his privilege. A privilege most blacks don’t have thus cannot be praised for generosity.

  6. Chris Long is an example of why many people are boycotting watching the Super Bowl. I know lots of people are holding onto their feelings about what was happening earlier this season. Many have come back, but statements like this fuel the hold outs. Some past President’s weren’t my cup of tea, but I wouldn’t disrespect the office. He’s being divisive, as many younger people are. Unfortunately, it’s what they know based on the grievance and identity politics they were raised with.

  7. While I respect the work he’s done throughout his career in various communities with various causes, there’s a certain point where I would argue that individual disagreements should be compared with the greater honor it is to be invited to the White House. It IS the White House you’re visiting, not necessarily Donald Trump. If he or Obama or Bush or whomever is in office is there and you go as part of winning a Superbowl, it doesn’t mean that you are endorsing their politics by visiting. It’s part of respecting the tradition or the office, which is separate from whether or not you support the person in it.

  8. grogansheroes says:
    January 29, 2018 at 5:07 pm
    We all know Long grew up with a silver spoon, so it’s not surprising he is as liberal as it gets.
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    So, you are saying (inadvertently) those who are more fortunate show empathy for those less well-off, while the have-nots spend their time beating up on each other? Sounds about right. Think about why. Also, think about the silver spoon POTUS – based on your criteria he would be very liberal. Obviously, he’s not exactly a principled conservative but not many are claiming him to be a liberal now.

  9. It’s disrespectful. I know he’s a good guy and has a good family life buy it’s just disrespectful. These players think who the heck they are. They fight because opponents/media/fans “diss” them but they have no problem doing the “dissing.” I was a fan of his dad and followed Chris’ career but now I really don’t give a hoot about him.

  10. lanman11 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:03 pm
    Chris Long is an example of why many people are boycotting watching the Super Bowl. I know lots of people are holding onto their feelings about what was happening earlier this season. Many have come back, but statements like this fuel the hold outs. Some past President’s weren’t my cup of tea, but I wouldn’t disrespect the office. He’s being divisive, as many younger people are. Unfortunately, it’s what they know based on the grievance and identity politics they were raised with.
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    Your current POTUS convinced his nutty base that the last POTUS was born in Kenya and a Muslim. That was what he used to launch his political sway with nutjobs.

    So , please don’t talk about “disrespecting the office”. Your hero is neck deep in identity politics and is the most disrespectful SOB to ever sit in the oval office. But of course, he’s just a (5 deferment) Patriot to your kind.

  11. genericcommenter says:
    January 30, 2018 at 5:50 am
    grogansheroes says:
    January 29, 2018 at 5:07 pm
    We all know Long grew up with a silver spoon, so it’s not surprising he is as liberal as it gets.
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    Yeah, but he didn’t launch his career with a “small $1 Million loan” from his rich daddy.

    So please GTFU about silver spoons. Your POTUS eats with a silver spoon and takes dumps in gold toilets.

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