'Forward Me His Number': Ben Watson Says NFL Players 'Open to Any Invitation' to Work With Trump
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson said Monday on "The Ingraham Angle" that NFL players are "poised to make a difference" in the areas of criminal and social justice.
Watson said that while it may look as though the Players Coalition is being "bought off" by a $90 million donation by the league, the money is going toward its initiatives.
The Players Coalition is a nonprofit organization started by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and former wide receiver Anquan Boldin to help combat social injustice.
Watson, who is a member of the coalition, said on Monday that the group is opening up the lines of communication between NFL players and the league.
"Players are poised to make a difference, and that's exactly what we're going to do."
Ingraham also asked Watson why he or his organization wouldn't meet with President Trump, who has said he's open open to criminal justice reform.
"He has ample resources," Watson said, adding that "a pardon here and there" isn't what the coalition is looking for on a broader scale.
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— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) September 11, 2018
Ingraham replied that players should "just come and talk to [Trump]," and that they'd find someone who is willing to work with them.
"Please forward me the president's number so that I can contact him directly so we can come work," Watson said. "As players, we are open to any invitation from the President of the United States, obviously."