Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett says he 'likely' wouldn't visit White House if Patriots win the Super Bowl

If the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, don't expect Martellus Bennett to visit the White House to celebrate.

Speaking to Super Bowl media on Monday, Bennett said he "likely" wouldn't go to the White House because he doesn't support President Donald Trump.

The idea of professional athletes not visiting the Trump White House after a championship has been floated before, but Bennett may be the first to openly acknowledge it.

On Monday, Bennett also expressed a lack of support for Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

It's unclear how the Patriots would handle such a situation, especially since Tom Brady is close friends with Trump and Bill Belichick privately supported Trump.

If this feeling exists among professional athletes, Bennett may have opened the door for others to do the same.

Related: Look back at the Patriots' season leading up to Super Bowl LI:

New England Patriots 2016 season (14-2 record)
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New England Patriots 2016 season (14-2 record)

Week 1: Patriots 23, Cardinals 21

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Week 2: Dolphins 24, Patriots 31

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Week 3: Texans 0, Patriots 27

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Week 4: Bills 16, Patriots 0

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Week 5: Patriots 33, Browns 13

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Week 6: Bengals 17, Patriots 35

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Week 7: Patriots 27, Steelers 16

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Week 8: Patriots 41, Bills 25

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Week 9: Bye

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Week 10: Seahawks 31, Patriots 24

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Week 11: Patriots 30, 49ers 17

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Week 12: Patriots 22, Jets 17

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Week 13: Rams 10, Patriots 26

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Week 14: Ravens 23, Patriots 30

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Week 15: Patriots 16, Broncos 3

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Week 16: Jets 3, Patriots 41

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Week 17: Patriots 35, Dolphins 14

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AFC Divisional Round: Texans 16, Patriots 34

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AFC Championship: Steelers 17, Patriots 36

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