No Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt During The Anthem In 2017 Season


The star defensive back raised his fist during the national anthem last season to protest social injustice.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kerr mocked the president for appearing to only sing part of "God Bless America" during the "Celebration of America" event.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson expressed disappointment that his team was not able to participate in the White House ceremony to celebrate their Super Bowl championship, but he tried to push past the controversy after the Trump administration canceled Tuesday's visit and accused the Eagles of a "political stunt".

The traveling party wasn't arrived at by taking a vote.

Earlier this week, Melania Trump had attended her first White House event in weeks.

When pressed again and again at Wednesday's press event, Pederson declined to discuss the matter in any detail. On Tuesday, LeBron James said neither team would visit the White House and Steph Curry and Durant agreed. "I wasn't involved in those discussions". "I was looking forward to going down, obviously".

In the National Basketball Association, both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors have already rejected a White House celebration, however their championship matchup turns out.

Wallace said in a statement released by Fox News on Tuesday that "To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout regular or post-season past year. I'm not going to stand here and discuss it because we got two OTA practices, I got a mandatory camp next week and I'm focused on that".

Pederson had been energetic facing the media at his morning presser, beginning it with sarcasm.

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During his interview one of his signs said "YOU AREN'T LISTENING", another said "Chris Long gave his entire year's salary to educational initiatives". Players wouldn't go into detail about the conversations involving the White House trip or their thoughts on President Trump.

"Nobody was talking about it", Pederson said. "Let's hear it for the Eagles".

Defensive end Chris Long, who skipped the trip past year when he was with the New England Patriots and again decided early to not attend, said he hopes athletes on championship teams in all sports won't have to make the decision when Trump's term is up for re-election in 2020.

"There's no statement needed", Long said.

The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away. "I think it's great".

Asked about the feud on Wednesday, the Eagles tried to move on. Foles and Wentz didn't make themselves available for comment.

"The objective wasn't to win the Super Bowl so we could go to the White House", Kelce said.

Fox News also went on the attack.

"Instead the decision was made to lie and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military". "I think that's the bigger disappointment". But it's good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do.