Will the Philadelphia Eagles visit the White House?

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Towards the end of an article which speculated about when the Philadelphia Eagles may choose to visit the White House, writers Ken Belson and Michael D. Shear tell of an audio recording of an exchange in September between a player, and Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie.

Nick Foles said he will do whatever the organization decides when it comes to a White House visit.

The Eagles have been "in conversations" to set up a date to visit the White House, but a trip wouldn't likely be too popular with the owner or the team. However, after these comments from Lurie, whether the invite to the White House still stands will become a question as well. We know for a fact that even if the Eagles do agree to make their way to Pennsylvania Ave, many of their players won't make the trip.

Lurie made his comment in response to a player saying it was hard to trust owners since many supported Trump, who was sharply critical of players protesting during the national anthem before games.

There is no formal routine for the scheduling of White House visits, though most Super Bowl winners receive an invitation soon after the game, and visits are common in March or April, when players are together but their schedules are not as hectic as they would be during the season.

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Mr. Lurie openly supported Mr. Jenkins and other players who have protested, though he encouraged them to hone their message and not be sidetracked by people accusing them of being unpatriotic.

With the 2018 NFL Draft nearly upon us, many fans are speculating about who the Eagles will take at 32, or if they will trade out of the pick, but the real drama in South Philly may come at the top of the draft as the quarterback arms race may lead to a big payday for Nick Foles.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a meeting with owners and several high-profile players, including Long and Jenkins, to discuss the league's role regarding social issues.

However, the president still has a lot of support from the leaders of the National Football League teams with at least eight owners donating to his campaign, including Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft, according to Terence Cullen of the New York Daily News. At one point, a player said that it was hard to trust the owners because they supported Mr. Trump.