Travis Kelce is not afraid to put himself out there on any given stage.
The Chiefs’ tight end and Cleveland Heights native has made a reputation out of being one of the league’s most outspoken and brash players, matching his All-Pro talent on the field. He’s not scared of speaking his mind about anything, anywhere, even his new podcast, “New Heights,” with his brother, Jason Kelce.
Even the White House isn’t too big of a stage for the championship winning-tight end.
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During the Chiefs’ celebratory Super Bowl visit President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday, Kelce thought he had his chance to have another loud and memorable on-stage moment with a microphone. As President Biden finishing posing for a picture with Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kelce walked toward the President’s podium.
Kelce began speaking into the microphone before uttering the words “so I’ve been waiting for this moment.” Just as he spoke though, Mahomes quickly motioned Kelce away from the podium and back toward the section where their teammates were standing.
“Sorry, sorry,” Mahomes said as he waved toward the crowd, garnering a laugh from everyone, including the President.
Mahomes may have done Kelce a favor in that moment. The last time the spotlight was on Kelce like that, he bashed Cincinnati mayor Aftab Pureval following the Chiefs’ AFC Championship victory over the Cincinnati Bengals’ back in January during a live interview with CBS’ Jim Nantz. He also told Fox Sports after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory over the Eagles to “put some respect on our (Chiefs’) name.”
That might not be last time Kelce gets his shot at having fun on the microphone.
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