Three Superbowl Champions Won’t Visit White House with Ravens This Week
When Ozzie Smith said he wouldn’t break the bank for a chance at a repeat Superbowl he meant it. Right after the SB win, the Baltimore Ravens immediately begin to shed veteran players who contributed to the championship. Three of those former players have already said they won’t visit the White House with the team on Wednesday.
The first to say to hell with that shit was Bernard Pollard. Pollard, who has never shied away from giving his opinion, basically said that he didn’t want to be in the room with “certain people” *ahem* Coach Harbaugh.
Now, San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin and Philadelphia Eagles CB Cary Williams have also said they’d rather go to a routine offseason organized team activity then show up and act like they’re cool with the MFers who unceremoniously fired their asses-I’m paraphrasing. It’s also very likely that Williams doesn’t want to miss anymore time at Novacare since he’s already missed time for his wedding, among other things, and Boldin is itching to be a frequent target this season and needs time with his new QB.
So there, I gave the diplomatic reasons too.
Still, I have no doubt that as much as the Ravens tried to downplay whatever happened between the team and Coach John Harbaugh, there are some bad feelings lingering in the air from both the Coach’s actions during the season and the team’s decision to dismantle so much of the team. Pollard, Williams, and Boldin are clearly over it.
The Ravens visit the White House on June 5th. I hope they send out some good photos. If so, I’ll be sure to post them.