The University of Georgia won its second straight National Championship in January, but did not receive an invitation to the White House after last year’s victory, which is customary among championship winners.
COVID-19 safety precautions prevented Georgia from visiting last year, but defensive lineman Warren Brinson voiced his displeasure on Twitter Monday, saying it was «insane» the team still hadn’t been invited this time.
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However, after the tweet and the request signed by US Rep. Earl LeRoy «Buddy» Carter and Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, an invitation was sent out.
«The President looks forward to welcoming the Georgia Bulldogs to the White House,» a White House official told the Athens-Banner Herald.
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“The Georgia Bulldogs, led by Head Coach Kirby Smart, completed a historic season in which they went 15-0 and won their second National Championship in as many years,” the political leaders wrote in their petition. «The 2022-2023 team allowed an average of 14.2 points per game and scored an incredible 41 points per game. This marks the fourth college football national championship in school history and the 2022-23 Bulldogs become the first team in the college football playoff era to win back-to-back national championships.
«For years, the national champion in college football has had the great honor of being greeted by the president at the White House. Due to COVID-19 limitations, the University of Georgia 2021-22 national championship team was unable to coming to DC We hope this repeat championship team can join the many previous teams that have been honored by the president.»
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Georgia dominated TCU in a 65-7 blowout victory in January to claim its second straight title.
FOX News’ Chantz Martin contributed to this report.