Martellus Bennett won’t go to White House for Super Bowl celebration

Martellus Bennett enjoyed a night of celebration with his New England Patriots teammates following an incredible come-from-behind victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

However, he won’t be joining them for their special trip to Washington D.C. at a later date.

Following the game, Bennett spoke with reporters and announced he will not be traveling with the team for their trip to the White House. Bennett has long been outspoken against President Donald Trump, so the decision is not too surprising.

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett said he will not go to the White House to honor Super Bowl win. Not worried about what his owner thinks.

— Brandon George (@DMN_George) February 6, 2017

Will Patriots TE Martellus Bennett make trip to White House if team goes to honor Super Bowl win? "I'm not going to go."

— Brandon George (@DMN_George) February 6, 2017

Earlier this season, Bennett was joined by cornerback Devin McCourty in a protest against racial inequality and systemic racism in the country when they raised their fists together prior to the national anthem.

What will be interesting to see is whether Bennett is joined by McCourty or any other teammates in his decision to protest Trump.

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