Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett said during Super Bowl Opening Night (also known as media day) that he wasn’t sure if he would attend the White House if the Patriots won the Super Bowl.
“I don’t know, I’ve got to win the Super Bowl,” Bennett said. “But most likely no. I don’t support the guy that’s in the (White) House.”
After the Patriots completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Bennett confirmed that he wasn’t interested in going:
Patriots TE Martellus Bennett said he will not go to the White House to honor Super Bowl win. Not worried about what his owner thinks.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) February 6, 2017
Will Patriots TE Martellus Bennett make trip to White House if team goes to honor Super Bowl win? "I'm not going to go."— Brandon George (@DMN_George) February 6, 2017
Bennett is undoubtedly the most outspoken player on the Patriots, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see other teammates join him in not going.
Earlier during the season, Bennett and Devin McCourty raised their fists to protest oppression against African-Americans in the United States.