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Chiefs' Reid, Hill would visit White House if invited

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As Super Bowl LIV champions, the Kansas City Chiefs could receive an invitation from President Donald Trump to visit the White House, and it would be welcomed by at least some members of the team.

"I haven't thought about that. I mean, I'll be there. So, if they're inviting us, I'll be here. ... It's quite an honor," head coach Andy Reid said, according to Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star.

Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill also said he would be happy to attend.

"That would be great to go to the White House," Hill said. "I've never been to D.C., so that would be great."

Star safety Tyrann Mathieu was more diplomatic in his response and is most concerned with representing his club.

"I'm here to represent the Kansas City Chiefs. I think my teammates feel the same way," Mathieu said. "Any time we get the opportunity to represent Kansas City the right way, represent our teammates the right way, I don't see any wrong in that."

Defensive end Frank Clark offered a "we'll see" when asked if he would attend, while cornerback Bashaud Breeland said the team will "cross that bridge" in the future.

The Super Bowl champions have traditionally visited the White House, but Trump withdrew the invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2017 season when only a small number of players planned to attend. The 2018 champion New England Patriots didn't send a full contingent to meet the president, either.

Trump took to Twitter to congratulate the Chiefs on their Super Bowl triumph Sunday night, but he mistakenly referred to their home state as Kansas before deleting the post and correcting it to Missouri in a subsequent tweet.

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