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Devin McCourty further explains not going to White House

04.14.17 at 1:15 pm ET
Devin McCourty further explained why he won't be attending a White House ceremony. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Devin McCourty further explained why he won’t be attending a White House ceremony. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Immediately after the Super Bowl, Devin McCourty made it known he would not be going to the White House when the Patriots get honored.

The Patriots will be going next Wednesday and on Friday, speaking at an event at Boston University, McCourty further detailed why he will not be going.

“For me, it was just the different things that come out of the White House or the administration just didn’t agree or align with some of my views,” McCourty said, via ESPN’s The Undefeated. “I talked to Chris Long. I thought he said it the best. He has a young son. And he said, whatever happens from this administration, he doesn’t want his son to grow up and say, ‘Dad, you knew that was the wrong thing to do at the time. Why did you do it? You knew what was right.'”

“And you look at it now, I’m a new dad. And my daughter is growing up in this country…How will I explain to her why is there a photo op of me shaking someone’s hand if I didn’t agree with him? … I think it’s an individual decision. I think everyone on our team has the right to go or not go. But I think you should do what’s best for you. Do what you think is right.”

Other players who have already said they won’t be going include Long, Dont’a Hightower, LeGarrette Blount, Alan Branch and Martellus Bennett.

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