Report: Less Than 10 Eagles Players Were Planning To Attend White House

It’s fairly easy to figure why Donald Trump uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House…no one was coming anyway.

Apparently we know now the reason Donald Trump canceled the Philadelphia Eagles’ championship visit to the White House — he’s attempting to save face.

The Eagles were scheduled to visit the White House Tuesday to be celebrated on their Super Bowl victory. However, many players did not want to attend.

Per NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie allowed the team’s players to decide if they wanted to attend. A small group of players decided to go. Just how small of a group? Garafolo says it was going to be fewer than 10 players representing the team.

With so few players showing showing up, it would have easily resulted in some level of embarrassment to Trump. If the claims are accurate, it’s not a shocker that the image-conscious president canceled the Eagles’ visit to keep appearances of control. This is very similar to what he did to the Golden State Warriors, deciding not to invite the NBA champions, after the team informally decided not to attend.

Potentially most damaging to the NFL — Trump’s invitation reversal falls in line with the theory of collusion advanced by attorneys of Colin Kaepernick, Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas. According to Article 17 of the collective bargaining agreement, Kaepernick can only come out victorious in his collusion grievance if he proves that two or more teams, or the league and at least one team, conspired against him to keep him out of the NFL. Here, the conspiracy would refer to an agreement or understanding to deny him an opportunity to sign with a team.

While the NFL has no reign over Trump, if at least two owners and / or the league aligned to appease Trump by ostracizing Kaepernick, this could spell doom for the NFL.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith, a member of the Philadelphia Eagles last season, wants to set the record straight about “lies” coming from the White House.

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