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Martellus Bennett Won't Visit White House If Patriots Win Super Bowl

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Martellus Bennett #88 of the New England Patriots celebrates with cheerleaders after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to win the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 04:27 PM

Martellus Bennett, a tight end for the New England Patriots, said Monday he probably would not visit the White House with the team if they win the Super Bowl because he doesn't "support the guy who's in the house."

While Tom Brady and others ducked questions about President Donald Trump and politics in general on Super Bowl Opening Night, Bennett talked openly about his views on the nation's 45th president.

The media asked questions because of tweets Bennett posted Monday morning leading up to the event.

 

 

Although Bennett didn't mention Trump directly, his statements to the media at Opening Night made it clear he isn't a fan of the new president.

He also spoke about whether athletes should talk about politics at all.

“When you have a chance to change the world, you change the world. It’s not like, ‘Here’s my chance to change the world, I’m going to pass that up,’” he said, USA Today reported.

In what may have been a jab at teammate and star quarterback Brady, who refused to talk politics even though he is a personal friend of Trump's, Bennett said, “Other players are worried about their personal brands,” adding that some athletes just aren’t educated enough about politics to speak out, either.

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Martellus Bennett, a tight end for the New England Patriots, said Monday he probably would not visit the White House with the team if they win the Super Bowl because he doesn't "support the guy who's in the house."
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