http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23698240/philadelphia-eagles-not-attend-white-house-ceremony-president-donald-trumpThe Philadelphia Eagles will not be attending a ceremony at the White House to honor their February Super Bowl victory, according to a statement by President Donald Trump.
The statement says that the defending Super Bowl champions disagree "with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country."
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1003832766511894528The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
It's worth noting that not a single Eagles player knelt in any game, all year.