Patriots’ Chris Long has ‘planned on skipping’ White House visit
Add Chris Long to the growing list of New England players with no intention of visiting the President Donald Trump’s White House.
In response to an open letter written to him by Chuck Modiano of the New York Daily News, the Patriots defensive end confirmed his plan to skip the White House visit and stated he didn’t need anyone to urge him not to go. Long also clarified his decision was his own and not influenced by others.
“Oh Chuck. Planned on skipping, hadn’t been asked. Don’t need an open letter explaining my own words to me. Not *joining* anyone. My call,” Long wrote on Twitter.
Long is the fifth Patriots player to say he won’t visit Trump after teammates Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, LaGarrette Blount and Dont’a Hightower said they’re not interested in making the customary White House trip.
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