"Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military", the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media Tuesday.
Sitting at his locker during a practice on Wednesday, Jenkins held handwritten cards instead of answering questions from reporters about the Eagles being uninvited by President Donald Trump to the White House Super Bowl ceremony.
"James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are trailing the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in the NBA Finals, said neither team would be interested in attending if they win a championship this year - or as long as Mr. Trump is in office", reported CBS. And the beef between POTUS and the Eagles peaked Tuesday, when the White House said "the vast majority of the Eagles team chose to abandon their fans".
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There was more fallout from the feud on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, the Eagles offered to send only a tiny handful of representatives, while making clear that the vast majority of players would not attend the event, despite planning to be in D.C. today. It's over. What you've seen and what you've heard is enough".
Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments previous year and Trump's subsequent revoking of the Warriors' invitation.
"I want to take this opportunity to explain why young Americans stand for our national anthem". Many of the Eagles' players either had no interest in meeting the president or wanted to discuss social issues and not just go to a photo-op that would largely entail listening to POTUS talk about how the National Football League didn't let him by the Buffalo Bills. "I can only speak for myself and as you know for a long time - two years in a row - I wasn't going to go there". The NFL players who don't respect and love America aren't here, so we are free to celebrate the country with some patriotic songs. One of those reasons might be that their president called players a son of a bitch in a speech. One player knelt in the pre-season, but he ended up getting cut before the season started.