Five NFL players ignore open letter, attend Israel PR trip
More than half of the NFL players invited to Israel did not attend the trip which began on Feb.14.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Dan Williams, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker, and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks ignored the open letter published in The Nation urging the player not to attend the propaganda trip.
The Times of Israel reported that the NFL players are expected to visit the Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem and have a meet-and-greet with president and founder of the American Football League in Israel Steve Leibowitz. The stadium was built as a gift by New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft.
On Feb. 9, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett tweeted that he will not be going to Israel and later wrote a letter explaining his decision. His brother, New England Patriots tight end Martellus, Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Kenny Stills, Denver Broncos running back Justin Forsett, 49ers running back Carlos Hyde and former NFL linebacker Kirk Morrison were also reported to have skipped the trip to Israel.