Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Business | By Pearl Harrison

Fact-checking Malcolm Jenkins' posters on prisons and police shootings

Fact-checking Malcolm Jenkins' posters on prisons and police shootings

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he was looking forward to going to the White House to be recognized as Super Bowl champions but he wouldn't further discuss a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump.

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"Sports are not a distraction from politics - they are politics by a different means", said University of Southern California sociologist Ben Carrington.

"Eighty players said [they would] attend. It's happened before, but never on this scale".

However, on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the Eagles pulled a "political stunt" by trying to only send a "tiny handful of representatives" to the White House after wanting to reschedule.

After the public called Fox out for spreading false information, Christopher Wallace, the executive producer of FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream, has now admitted that the network made a mistake during their Monday night broadcast when they used footage of Eagles players kneeling during a segment about Trump's cancellation.

"It's incredibly hard for these athletes, and not a choice they have imposed on themselves", Farred said.

Can you remember the days before everything was politicized? However, it appears that Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is getting exhausted of answering questions about that.


Jenkins was prepared to talk to reporters all right ― without saying a word.

McCourty has been vocal about the national anthem protests in the NFL.

Along with teammate Chris Long, Jenkins has been among the most vocal players of the league's social-justice movement.

Instead, a brief "Celebration of America" was held in which the military band and chorus played the national anthem and God Bless America with some short remarks by Trump between songs. Checking out the size of the gathering that included CNN, among other national outlets, and required the security department to set up a table to check IDs and equipment, Pederson said "Glad to see so many people for an OTA practice".

The question could come up again soon, with the Washington Capitals on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup against the Vegas Golden Knights.

All-Pro center Jason Kelce said players filled out forms anonymously indicating whether they wanted to go to the White House, not make the trip or go to Washington and do something else.

Only three of the Capitals are American.

The Eagles were the first NFL team to win the Super Bowl following Trump's first public criticism of players' protest of the national anthem in September 2017.

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