Add another: Dont’a Hightower won’t join White House visit

The names keep on piling up and pretty soon there will be no recognizable New England Patriots players joining the team for its Super Bowl LI celebration at the White House.

After tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty announced they would not visit the White House with the team in protest of President Donald Trump, running back James White also said he was unsure whether he would make the trip.

Now, linebacker Dont’a Hightower has thrown his name into the ring and joined the protest.

Hightower said that his decision had nothing to do with Trump, though.

LB Dont'a Hightower says on @SportsCenter he will not go to the White House. He says it's not anything specific to the president.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) February 8, 2017

"Been there, done that," Dont'a Hightower said, also noting he didn't go to White House in 2014 w/ Pats. Had previously been with Alabama.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) February 8, 2017

Something tells us Hightower won’t be the latest player to skip out on the visit, but you know Tom Brady and Robert Kraft will be there to see their good buddy Donald.

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