Tom Brady will not be attending the White House today
Tom Brady announced today he will not be accompanying his teammates at the White House. Brady cited "family matters." Brady isn't the only New England Patriots player who won't be visiting President Trump today. Defensive end Chris Long, running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive tackle Alan Branch, linebacker Dont'a Hightower, defensive back Devin McCourty and tight end Martellus Bennett announced that they won't be visiting the White House. This isn't the first time Brady has skipped a White House visit, in 2015 he stated he has scheduling conflicts. So much for Brady's "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker room and being Trump's friend. We'll have have to take him at his word.
Here is Tom Brady's statement:
"I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today. Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come. Thank you to the President for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember. In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today's ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters. Hopefully, if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in the future years, we will back on the South Lawn again soon. Have a great day!"