New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon played a crucial role in the team’s low-scoring Super Bowl victory on Sunday. But when it comes time for a trip to the White House, Harmon has already committed to skipping the trip.
Harmon spoke with a TMZ camera man while leaving Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with his family late Sunday and discussed his decision to forego a trip to the Trump White House.
“Nah, man,” Harmon quickly responded when asked if he would attend the trip. “They don’t want me in the White House, man.”
Watch the video below, via TMZ:
Asked if he would entertain the possibility of a visit with former President Barack Obama, similar to one made by the NBA champion Golden State Warriors during a recent road trip to Washington, D.C., Harmon seemed interested.
“Hey man, that would be dope, man,” Harmon said. “Hey Obama, man, come holla at me, man,”
If Harmon does skip the Patriots’ upcoming trip to the White House, it wouldn’t be the first time. Harmon was among a number of New England Patriots players who opted to forego the visit in 2017, the last time the team won the Super Bowl.
Harmon was singled out for his performance in Sunday night’s game by New England Sports Network as “The unsung hero of Super Bowl LIII,” for his role in stepping up after safety Patrick Chung was sidelined with an injury.
The unsung hero of Super Bowl LIII? Look no further than Duron Harmon, who had a hand in two game-saving plays after being largely left out of the Patriots' initial game plan. https://t.co/sOmYqC5QpU pic.twitter.com/PTjS0IbHq9
— NESN (@NESN) February 4, 2019
Harmon broke up a potential game-tying touchdown by the Los Angeles Rams soon after the Patriots scored what would be the lone touchdown of the 13-3 game.
The 2017 New England Patriots team are the first and only NFL team to visit the White House since President Donald Trump took office. Trump publicly rescinded an invitation for the 2018 Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles after a number of players confirmed their intentions to skip the trip.