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A second New England Patriots player has let it be known that he will not visit the White House if the Super Bowl champions are invited.

Defensive back Devin McCourty tells TIME magazine that he will be joining tight end Martellus Bennett in sitting out a visit to the White House.

“I’m not going to the White House,” McCourty texted to TIME from the team bus. “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”

The Patriots were viewed as team evil to many because of the franchise’s most visible members having ties to Donald Trump. Team owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady all have very public ties to Trump and have openly supported him.

Like Bennett, McCourty doesn’t expect any backlash from those three or any of his teammates for his decision. McCourty was also one of the several players who joined Colin Kaepernick in pre-game protests this past NFL season.

Also, if McCourty looks familiar to you, you may recognize him from this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter commercial from a few years ago that he shot with his twin brother, Tennessee Titans player Jason McCourty.

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