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Torrey Smith among Eagles who say they won't visit White House

Torrey Smith among Eagles who say they won't visit White House

Several members of the NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles, said they will forego a White House visit if one is scheduled.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive end Chris Long and safety Malcolm Jenkins have said they would boycott the traditional reception in response to President Donald Trump’s condemnation of NFL players who have knelt during the National Anthem to protest injustice.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a b---- off the field right now, he’s fired?’’” Trump said in a speech in September.

Last year, several members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, the team dethroned...

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