Patriots Safety Duron Harmon Declines Celebratory White House Visit With Fellow Teammates


Harmon said he would rather visit former President Barack Obama, much like the Golden State Warriors did in their recent championship visit to the nation's capital.

"That would be dope", Patriots safety Duron Harmon said, adding, "Hey, Obama, come holler at me".

The Patriots defensive back responded to Johnson with a video posted to Instagram, citing some of the team's accomplishments, such as playing in four Super Bowls in six years and how fun that is.

Trump hasn't always felt much love from championship teams, most notably the Warriors and the Philadelphia Eagles - last year's Super Bowl winners - but he has touted his friendships with Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft.

Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty were among the absentees as was Tom Brady. He told me, "I probably won't go. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices, I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't".

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He was also golfing partners with Brady prior to becoming president.

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions for the sixth time in 17 years following their 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

As soon as the game was over, it was just a matter of time before reporters started to ask whether certain players would visit the White House.

Joe Galbraith, Clemson's associate vice president for strategic communications, acknowledged the missing Black players in a statement Tuesday: "We had 76 student-athletes (approximately two-thirds of the team) make the trip to DC".

The Patriots aren't the only New England team set to visit the White House in the near future.