The Eagles previously acknowledged they received an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. but no specific date was made known at the time.
Going to the White House is a customary tradition for sports teams that win championships. Things are a little different for the Eagles, however, due to their outspoken nature against Trump and his presidency.
A number of socially active Eagles players, such as Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, have already stated they have no plans to attend the White House visit. Back in April, it was also reported that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie once referred to Trump’s reign as “one [f***ing] disastrous presidency.”
Eagles fans appear to be split on the team’s decision to go to the District of Columbia based on our polling from last month.
It’s worth noting that the date for the Eagles’ White House visit conflicts with their OTA spring practice schedule.
Philadelphia is currently set to practice four days in a row from Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 7.
UPDATE: Official statement from the Eagles.
Eagles spokesman: "We are in the process of working through the logistics of a trip to Washington DC, including a visit to the White House, on June 5th."— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 17, 2018