The indefinite postponement of the 1986 Chicago Bears White House reception, due to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, reached an abrupt end when 25 years later President Obama invited his favorite NFL team.
However, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Hampton declined the invitation.
"It's my own personal choice that I choose not to go," Hampton said, according to the Huffington Post.
“You know, life's about opportunities and seizing the moment. And you know what, I understand why we didn't go the week after the game -- or two weeks or three weeks -- because if indeed it was the Challenger that the White House and the regular administration was dealing with, I understand that. But there were other months -- March, April, May, June -- we could of went,” he said.