Martellus Bennett Says He’d “Most Likely” Skip White House Visit If Pats Win Super Bowl

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Tom Brady told reporters at Super Bowl 51 media day that he was not talking politics, period.

“I just want to focus on the positive aspect of this game and my teammates” and “not let anything really take away from that,” Brady explained.

A lot of Brady’s teammates adopted a similar policy, and a lot of fans were probably very glad to hear it. However, Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett had a very different philosophy. Always one to speak his mind, he did not hold back his opinions.

“When you have a chance to change the world, you change the world,” Bennett explained. “It’s not like, ‘Here’s my chance to change the world, I’m going to pass that up.’ If I have a chance to change the world, I’m going to do everything I can to change the world.”

Earlier on Monday Bennett tweeted a couple of statements clearly taking aim at President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and travellers from seven predominantly Muslim nations:

On Monday night Bennett was asked if he would visit the White House with his teammates if the Patriots should win Super Bowl 51.

His answer? “Most likely not, because I don’t like the person in it.”

If New England wins and Bennett doesn’t go to the White House, it wouldn’t be a first. Tom Brady declined to attend the White House visit after the Pats beat the Seahawks two years ago. His official reason was that he had a prior commitment.

Hat Tip – [Pro Football Talk]

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