Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Conway Defends Trump's 'Simple Request' for Players to Stand

Conway Defends Trump's 'Simple Request' for Players to Stand

Convicted? No. Too Poor?

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson spoke to the media for the first time since President Donald Trump canceled the team's White House visit to celebrate their Super Bowl championship. Malcolm Jenkins refused to utter a word to reporters, instead choosing to hold up signs listing incarceration statistics for people of color and the large number of juveniles in prison for non-violent crimes. Players wouldn't go into detail about the conversations involving the White House trip or their thoughts on President Trump. "I'm on to minicamp".

On Tuesday, Trump disinvited the Super Bowl winning Eagles from the White House celebration claiming that the team disagreed with the idea of standing for the National Anthem. "Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going".

Though they may have to confront the question of whether to go to the White House, for most of the players, their patriotism would not be at issue.

"That's fine", Pederson said.

"It's not a stunt or anything like that", Brooks said.

The joke plays on the Central Park Five, a group of black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park in New York City in 1989.

Several New England Patriots players, including quarterback Tom Brady, did not attend their White House celebration past year, although a vast majority of the team was in attendance. "I'm extremely proud to be part of this team".

U.S. President Donald Trump finishes singing the national anthem with a U.S. Army chorus during a "Celebration of America" event on the south lawn of the White House June 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.

A new Quinnipiac University poll found the first lady is more popular than any of a half-dozen top White House officials surveyed, including Vice President Mike Pence, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. "The players didn't create this division".

Long took a shot at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for staying silent on the matter.

"There's no statement needed", Long said.

After the public called Fox out for spreading false information, Christopher Wallace, the executive producer of FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream, has now admitted that the network made a mistake during their Monday night broadcast when they used footage of Eagles players kneeling during a segment about Trump's cancellation. Kelce talked at length about how the National Football League is a melting pot of people with different backgrounds and opinions who work together as a team.

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