Sunday, January 13, 2019

Not going to the White House

For the past two years, every sports championship gets met with the question - will you visit the White House?
Athletes get to fuss about President Trump to the media.
But athletes declined visits to the White House before Trump entered.
Miami Dolphin Bob Kuechenberg, who passed away this weekend, did not join his 1972 teammates on a White House visit in 2015.
President Barack Obama honored nearly three dozen members of the '72 Dolphins – the lone unbeaten team in NFL history – during a ceremony at the White House.
Kuechenberg, Hall of Fame center Jim Langer and defensive tackle Manny Fernandez did not attend the event because of their political differences with Obama.
Why would these Dolphins stay away?
Langer was more direct in a Yahoo interview. "We've got some real moral compass issues in Washington. I don't want to be in a room with those people and pretend I'm having a good time. I can't do that," he said.
"If that (angers) people, so be it."
Trump didn't start the fire with athletes.

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