Packers finally will make White House visit in August | NFL.com

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Denied the traditional Super Bowl champions’ visit to the White House during the NFL lockout, the Green Bay Packers finally are headed to Washington.

The Packers will visit the White House on Aug. 12, one day before their first preseason game in Cleveland.

Even as recently as last week, it wasn’t clear if the Packers and White House would be able to work out a date. The Super Bowl winners typically visit the White House during the offseason — although the New Orleans Saints went in August last year — and NFL officials would not allow the Packers to do a White House visit during the lockout.

“I’m really excited that we were able to find a date to visit the White House,” Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said. “The labor situation this spring made it a little challenging for us to set up a visit, but I think it is going to work out great. We’re very appreciative that President Obama invited us, and I’m thrilled that our players and coaches will get to enjoy this unique opportunity.”

The visit should be particularly enjoyable for cornerback Charles Woodson, who playfully chided Obama last season for not supporting the Packers in the Super Bowl after they beat Obama’s Chicago Bears in the NFC title game.

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