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Dont’a Hightower won’t visit White House because he’s ‘been there, done that’

The Patriots linebacker also skipped out on a trip to the White House two years ago.

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Dont’a Hightower won two national championships during his time with the Alabama Crimson Tide and in five NFL seasons with the New England Patriots he already has two Super Bowl wins. So, another trip to the White House is something he’d rather just skip, he told ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday.

Hightower, 26, also didn’t go to the Patriots’ victory parade through Boston on Tuesday.

The Patriots’ trip to the White House has been under the microscope, and tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty already announced they won’t make the trip due to their disapproval of President Donald Trump.

"Basic reason for me is I don't feel accepted in the White House,” McCourty told TIME Monday. “With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't.”

Hightower’s reasoning is apparently much less politically motivated and he also didn’t go in 2014 when Barack Obama was in office.

Patriots running back James White and defensive end Rob Ninkovich both said they haven’t decided yet if they’ll make the trip.