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Eagles' Jenkins lists several current and former Pats among 'true Patriots'

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Eagles' Jenkins lists several current and former Pats among 'true Patriots'

The Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins made a powerful statement about the current Trump-inspired NFL controversies -- over protests during the National Anthem, over Philly's aborted trip to the White House, over causes he and his fellow players are fighting for that Trump is attempting to paint as anti-military and anti-American -- today at the Eagles' mini-camp.

And, in so doing, he lauded several past and current New England players as "true Patriots." 

Our friend Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported that "when Jenkins arrived at his [locker stall after practice Wednesday], surrounded by about 35 media members, in the Eagles' locker room around 2 p.m., he had a plan. Jenkins brought with him around 10 giant white poster-sized cards with black writing. As reporters began asking him questions, Jenkins simply kept showing the cards — the first of which said 'YOU AREN’T LISTENING' — to the cameras. The next card said, 'MORE THAN 60% OF PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR.' "

He proceeded to show other cards -- you can see them by clicking the link above -- and then reached this one:

McCourty, Slater and Harmon, of course, currently play for the Patriots. Watson and Bademosi are ex-Pats.

In later cards, he cited the work of McCourty, Slater, Harmon and Bademosi in lobbying to raise the age of those entering the criminal-justice system from 7 to 12. He complimented Watson (and DeMario Davis) for helping push through a bill restoring voting rights for returning citizens.

Former Patriot Troy Brown on Donald Trump uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White Housw

Former Patriot Troy Brown on Donald Trump uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White Housw

Troy Brown gives us his thoughts on President Trump uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House. The former Patriots wide receiver discusses why he thinks that teams shouldn't be visiting the White House at all, as the President has so many other important things that should occupy his time. 

 

Report: Brady angered Trump by skipping last year's White House visit

Report: Brady angered Trump by skipping last year's White House visit

President Trump's abrupt cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House -- which carries a "You can't quit, you're fired!" tinge amid reports that fewer than 10 Eagles players planned to attend anyway -- apparently isn't the first time he's been angered prior to a scheduled visit of a Super Bowl champion.

The New England Patriots -- and specifically Tom Brady -- had Trump fuming last year, too.

From the Washington Post:

Trump grew angry in April 2017 when Tom Brady said he planned to skip the White House visit with the Patriots, huddling angrily with aides and even calling Patriots owner Robert Kraft. One former senior administration official described a chaotic scene unfolding over the heartlands of America, as Trump flew back from an event in Wisconsin. Trump made a number of calls and asked aides to help fix the situation, worried that Brady’s absence would reflect poorly on him.

Brady later said he skipped the event to be with his ailing mother, while another half-dozen Patriots skipped to protest Trump.

Eventually, Trump was calmed down, and the Patriots came to the White House.

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