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49er star Sherman 'doubts' he would visit White House

SF Gate logo SF Gate 1/24/2020 Mike Moffitt

If — and it's a big if — the 49ers win Super Bowl LIV, would they accept an invitation to the White House?

Nick Bosa likely would. Bosa has been an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump in the past, calling him the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time).

But what about other 49ers, say the cerebral Richard Sherman, for example?

Taking a stand on a potential White House invitation before one wins a championship is like counting unhatched chickens. Nonetheless, the San Francisco Chronicle's Scott Ostler posed the question to the Niners' star cornerback.

"I haven’t thought about it," Sherman replied, adding, "we’ve got a long way between now and then, but I doubt it."

After the Warriors won the NBA championship in 2017, Andre Iguodala answered the same hypothetical question with a "Hell nah." Stephen Curry later said he wouldn't go either, causing Trump to rescind an invitation even though no invitation had been issued.

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The Warriors weren't invited after winning the title in 2018 either.

In 2018, the Super Bowl champion Eagles received a White House invitation, but only a few players said they would attend, so they were uninvited. The Patriots, who won last year, did not visit the White House due to scheduling conflicts, according to the team spokesman.

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The Pats did accept White House invitations after their five previous Super Bowl wins.

The statistical analysis site Five Thirty Eight gives the 49ers a 37 percent chance of beating the Chiefs.


Mike Moffitt is an SFGATE Digital Reporter. Email: Twitter: @Mike_at_SFGate

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