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The President Won't See You Now
Can you pick the athletes who declined invitations to the White House?
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Boston Celtics forward who didn't go, saying, 'If the President wants to see me, he knows where to find me.'
Chicago Bulls guard who didn't go because his schedule was 'very hectic.'
And his Bulls backcourt teammate who also skipped that year, although no one seemed to notice.
He declined a White House invitation after winning the PGA Championship. It turns out he had 'scheduling conflicts.'
Green Bay Packers tight end who didn't go because of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
U.S. Golfer who didn't go after winning the British Open because he said the President was a 'draft-dodging baby killer.'
Boston Red Sox outfielder who didn't go because, well, he was just being him.
Chicago White Sox manager who didn't go, but did go on Hugo Chavez' radio program.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker who didn't go (twice) because he just thinks the whole thing is silly.
Chicago Bears defensive tackle who didn't get to go in '86 because of the Challenger disaster and skipped the trip in '11 for 'personal reasons.'
One of five NASCAR drivers who turned down a White House invitation citing 'scheduling conflicts.' (In fairness, they all went in 2012.)
Boston Bruins goalie who refused to go because, 'the federal government has grown out of control.'
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman who didn't go- and then left St. Louis.
And his retiring manager, who didn't go that year either.
This Olympic gold medalist turned down a trip to Washington to test drive race cars and attend an IndyCar event in California.
This Dolphins Hall of Famer refused to go to the White House, saying, 'I don't want to be in a room with those people and pretend I'm having a good time.'
Baltimore Ravens center who refused to go because of the President's support for Planned Parenthood
Not all athletes are making a political statement. This punter was just trying to make his new team and couldn't miss practice.
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