Report: Eagles invited to the White House for June 5 visit, several players expected not to attend

The Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles have been invited to the White House for a visit on June 5, per WPVI Action News. Exact details of the attendees, time and duration of the visit have not been released.

Several Eagles, including Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, plan to skip the visit…

Shortly before the Super Bowl LII, defensive end Chris Long told Barstool Sports he did not plan on attending the White House visit if the Eagles were to win.

“No, I’m not going to the White House. Are you kidding me?…My son grows up, and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is, I don’t want him to say, ‘Hey dad, why’d you go [to the White House] when you knew the right thing was to not go?'”

Long, 33, has been one of the league’s most active players when it comes to politics and social issues. He donated his entire 2017 salary to scholarships and organizations that promote equality. He did not visit President Donald Trump’s White House last year, either, after he won Super Bowl LI with the New England Patriots. Running back LeGarrette Blount, now with the Detroit Lions, also did not visit following the Patriots’ victory but has not announced his plans regarding the Eagles’ visit.

Related: Look back at the team's championship parade: 

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Eagles fans wave a flag outside City Hall before festivities begin on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl LII championship with a victory parade. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles cheer ahead of the team's Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson holds the Lombardi trophy during Super Bowl LII champions parade. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans celebrate during the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles players during the team's Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Quarterback Nick Foles, left, of the Philadelphia Eagles takes pictures during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade from the top of an apartment building on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans celebrate with the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFL Super Bowl victory parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fletcher Cox #91, Brandon Graham #55, and Vinny Curry #75 celebrate during the Super Bowl LII parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans crowd the streets to watch a Super Bowl victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles players ride busses during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Punter Donnie Jones of the Philadelphia Eagles holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles fans stand on the window ledges of the Ritz Carlton Hotel during the team's Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Beau Allen, right, of the Philadelphia Eagles during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles players ride busses during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans watch the jumbotron during the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans bundled against the cold await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans celebrate during the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl ceremony on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans bundled against the cold await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans bundled against the cold await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Philadelphia Eagles approach city hall on the Super Bowl LII parade route in Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fans line the Super Bowl LII championship parade route outside City Hall. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (L) and quarterback Nate Sudfeld (M) and quarterback Carson Wentz (R) ride atop a bus on the Super Bowl LII parade route in Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A Philadelphia police officer carries a Philadelphia Eagles flag along the Super Bowl LII Championship parade route on broad street. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fans line the Super Bowl LII Championship parade route outside City Hall. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Torrey Smith, now a member of the Carolina Panthers, also said they would skip the trip. Long, Jenkins and Smith are all part of the Players Coalition, which partnered with the NFL to contribute nearly $90 million over seven years to programs dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement, community relations and education.

The Warriors had their invitation withdrawn by President Trump…

In the wake of the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Championship win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the question of whether or not the team would visit became a frequent one. Head coach Steve Kerr and many of the team’s prominent players, including two-time MVP Stephen Curry, have been critical of Trump, and in September, Trump withdrew his invitation via Twitter.

The Warriors spent the day they would have visited the White House taking students from star forward Kevin Durant’s hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland on a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Many other players have skipped visiting President Trump…

Aside from Long and Blount, many other Patriots, including Tom Brady, did not attend the White House visit in April. A month earlier, Carlos Correa of the World Series champion Houston Astros skipped the visit to provide hurricane relief aid to his native Puerto Rico. Multiple other players did not attend, and President Trump had more than a few awkward moments with Jose Altuve.

See inside the Astros' visit: 

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US President Donald Trump speaks during an event with the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd R) congratulates Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve while celebrating the team's World Series victory in the East Room of the White House March 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump talked about Hurricane Harvey and the city and team's resilience in the face of the storm. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks during an event in honor of 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros in the East Room of the White House on March 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump poses with a jsersey persented to him by Josh Reddick (R) during an event in honor of 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros in the East Room of the White House on March 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (R) watches U.S. President Donald Trump during a celebration of the team's World Series victory in the East Room of the White House March 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump talked about Hurricane Harvey and the city and team's resilience in the face of the storm. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with the Houston Astros, the 2017 World Series Champions, in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes the hand of Jose Altuve while meeting with the Houston Astros, the 2017 World Series Champions, in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event honouring baseball's 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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