Martellus Bennett Might Boycott White House Visit If Patriots Win Super Bowl
If the Patriots emerge victorious on Sunday and Tom Brady collects his record fifth Super Bowl ring, don’t expect Martellus Bennett to join him when he visits his pal Donald Trump at the White House.
“I don’t know,” the plainspoken tight-end told reporters at Monday’s “Opening Night” media event at Minute Maid Park. “I’ve got to win the Super Bowl first, but most likely no…I don’t support the guy that’s in the house.”
Unlike Brady, who told reporters he’s “not talking politics at all,” Bennett hasn’t shied from offering his perspective, an oddity in a Belichick regime.
“Other players are worried about their personal brand,” Bennett said. “I feel like a lot of players throughout every situation, I mean, they have chances to really impact the community with things that they say. So many people are looking for encouragement, for examples, for a chance to promote change. But for a lot of guys, it comes down to the dollar—what this brand or what this company may say, or how I’m going to look if I speak out.”
Brady skipped the team’s visit with President Barack Obama in 2015, citing a prior family commitment.