Eagles’ Jenkins responds to White House with signs

Eagles' Jenkins responds to White House with signs
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June 6 (UPI) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins met with the media Wednesday and used signs to speak.

He did so two days after President Donald Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

Jenkins was one of several Eagles players who said before Trump’s disinvite that they would not be going to the White House. The star defensive back raised his fist during the national anthem last season to protest social injustice.

Reporters attempted to ask the two-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion several questions, but he stayed silent on Wednesday, opting to hold up the series of signs.

“You aren’t listening,” the first sign read.

“More than 60 percent of people in prison are people of color,” another sign read.

Other signs read:

“Any given night 500,000 sit in jail. Convicted? No. Too poor? Yes. #EndCashBail.”

“Chris Long gave his entire year’s salary to educational initiatives.”

“Colin Kaepernick gave $1 million to charity.”

“Devin McCourty Duron Harmon, Matt Slater and Johnson Bademosi lobbied to raise the age from 7 to 12 entering the criminal justice system.”


“In 2018 439 people shot and killed by police [thus far].”


Jenkins also posted photos of the signs on Twitter. The co-founder of the Players Coalition is in his tenth NFL season and fifth season with the Eagles. Jenkins is signed through 2020.

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