Although there was no ceremony involving the Philadelphia Eagles at the White House on Tuesday, the show did go on without them, just as President Trump said it would. After rescinding the Eagles’ White House invite on Monday, Trump promised to replace the team’s celebration with a different type of ceremony and that’s exactly what happened on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday.
Instead of celebrating the Eagles’ Super Bowl win over the Patriots, Trump decided to honor America by paying tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it. The president also promised to loudly and proudly play the national anthem at his event, which ended up lasting for about 10 minutes. During the short ceremony, a Marine band played the national anthem, which was followed by a short speech from Trump.
The White House released a statement on Tuesday that said it sensed a lack of good faith from the Eagles while planning the event, which led to the cancellation. Instead of visiting the White House, the Eagles held a previously scheduled OTA session. For more on the White House event, head on over to CBS News.
Webb and several other players reached out to Gettleman personally after hearing the news. There were about about 30 in attendance Wednesday night at Lucky Strike bowling alley.
The impromptu team meeting had players asking each other for clues. No one expected to hear about Gettleman, who is scheduled to begin treatment soon after undergoing testing for the past week.
It was tough, said wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who co-hosted the charity event in the name of Tyree, the former Giants’ Super Bowl hero now on the executive board of Children of the City.
But (Gettleman) is a strong guy, just from what I know being around him these last few months. He’ll beat it. We have faith in that. Coach told us that the doctors are very confident and he’s confident, so that ultimately makes us confident.
Gettleman, 67, was re-hired by the Giants in January and presided over one of the best offseasons in the NFL. He made a big splash in free agency and prioritized bringing back traditional hard-nosed Giants’ football by using his first two draft picks on Barkley and offensive guard Will Hernandez.