• PFT Live: Matt Birk, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 7, 2013
    We’ll be asking PFT Planet to help us guide the remainder of the program. And Matt Birk? Well, Matt Birk had his own reasons for not attending. The Ravens visited the White House this week without Matt Birk, their starting center in the Super Bowl who has since retired. "I would say this, I would say that I have great respect for the office of the Presidency," Birk said. Birk, who retired after the season, told KFAN in Minnesotathat he declined the invitation to the White House following some Planned Parenthood comments by the president. It's a longstanding tradition; the team lines up behind the president, the president makes a few corny jokes about needing his own offensive line or whatever, photographers snap some easy shots, everyone goes away happy.
    • Matt Birk declines White House visit on political grounds

      This week, the Baltimore Ravens traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Obama at the White House. It's a longstanding tradition; the team lines up behind the president, the president makes a few corny jokes about needing his own offensive li…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Matt Birk skipped White House visit because of his pro-life stance

      Retired Ravens center took issue with President Obama's support of Planned ParenthoodRetired six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk skipped the Ravens' visit to the White House for political reasons .

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