Alan Branch Becomes The Sixth Patriots Player To Skip White House Visit
Six and still counting…
During an interview Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, New England Patriots defensive lineman Alan Branch added his name to an ever growing list of Pats players who are declining to visit the White House after winning Super Bowl LI.
Three of the players—tight end Martellus Bennett, running back LeGarrette Blount and safety Devin McCourty—have all come out and stated they won’t be attending because they’re uncomfortable with who is in office right now. Branch has a completely different reason and it has nothing to do with Trump.
“I’ve got four kids at home so I’m just going to hang out with the family and continue celebrating until the next season starts,” Branch said.
After New England defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49, Branch attended the White House celebration when former President Barack Obama was in office.
Fellow defensive lineman Chris Long and linebacker Dont’a Hightower have also stated they wouldn’t be attending the White House.