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New England Patriots, from left, LeGarrette Blount, Rob Gronkowski, James White, Dion Lewis, and Martellus Bennett ride in a parade Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston to celebrate the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Here are all the Patriot players who are boycotting the White House celebration


So far, six New England Patriots players announced they won't be attending Donald Trump's Super Bowl celebration at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, the Hill reported. The number of players boycotting the White House party has grown since they defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a stunning win last Sunday despite Trump's close ties to the team owner, Robert Kraft, quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. 

New England Patriots Alan Branch #97 is seen against the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Alan Branch

Defensive lineman Alan Branch made the announcement in a Wednesday interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.  He attended the White House celebration in 2014.

“I’ve got four kids at home so I’m just going to hang out with the family and continue celebrating until the next season starts
Alan Branch
New England Patriots Martellus Bennett #88 in action against the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Martellus Bennett

The tight end was the first to back of the trip. He said, “I don’t support the guy that’s in the house."

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs away from New York Jets linebacker Freddie Bishop (56) during the second half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Blount leads the NFL with 17 TDs rushing and has 1,110 yards rushing. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

LeGarrette Blount

The running back told reporters on Thursday, "I just don't feel welcome into that house. I'm just gonna leave it at that."

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long (95) reacts during the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. This weekend will mark the first playoff appearances for a handful of New England newcomers who have had an impact for the Patriots this season. Defensive end Chris Long and receiver Chris Hogan have both become important contributors on their respective sides of the ball. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Chris Long

The defensive end announced that he "had planned on skipping" on Thursday via Twitter.

New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower does an interview during a media availability for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Dont’a Hightower

The linebacker told ESPN “been there, done that,” having visited with a championship Alabama team.

New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty speaks to the media following an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Devin McCourty

 The defensive back said he's not attending the White House because he doesn't feel accepted.

With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't
Devin McCourty

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