Kansas City Chiefs Player Bashaud Breeland Says He Would Be Ecstatic To Visit The White House If Invited
Did he forget who was in office?
February 14, 2020 at 3:27 pm
Some are sickened by the thought of visiting the White House these days. Others are more than elated to take the trip.
Kansas City Chief cornerback Bashaud Breeland confirmed on Wednesday that he was among the latter and would be present if the Super Bowl LIV champions were to visit the president at the White House.
This information comes on the heels of the Chiefs' win against the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 on February 2.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, Breeland explained how he felt about the visit that some deem an honor.
"Why would I not [go], man? It's an experience that everybody, every kid would want to go to," he said.
"I mean, I’ll be there, I’ll be there. If they’re inviting us, I’ll be there. It’s quite an honor, I think," Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Fox News.
This is quite a different tune than that of other athletic organizations that have voiced trepidation about going to one of the monuments housed in the nation's capital given its current occupant.
"Psssh, I'm not going to the f**king White House," American women's soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe said when asked if she would go if her team were to win the 2019 World Cup.
According to Business Insider, 20 major teams have won championships since Trump took the office. However, only 10 chose to celebrate at the White House. The 10 not in attendance were either not invited or declined to go.
So far, there has been no official notice stating that the commander in chief has requested the presence of the winning football team.
Breeland, 28, is on the fast track to a bright future. He began his athletic career in South Carolina where he played football and basketball and ran track at Allendale-Fairfax High School in Allendale.
He later attended Clemson University from 2010 to 2013 where he acquired impressive stats and built an impressive reputation. In 2014, following his junior year in college, the Super Bowl winner was drafted by the Washington Redskins where he played for four seasons. In 2018, he moved on to the Greenbay Packers for one season. The next year, he joined the Chiefs. Breeland has not been the only Black player of the Kansas City team to shine this year.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the third Black quarterback to win a Super Bowl, following in the footsteps of Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson after a 2014 Super Bowl victory. Mahomes also has the most double-digit comeback wins of any quarterback in NFL history.
Breeland's teammate, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi also made headlines as he celebrated the team's Super Bowl win.
Nnadi paid for the adoptions of all available dogs at a no-kill pet shelter called KC Pet Project. The generous gesture came on the heels of a prior agreement between the football player and the organization.
"We have had an amazing, season-long, partnership with Derrick and he couldn't have thought of a better ending," KC Pet Project wrote in a Facebook post which was then linked to the foundation's website.