Tom Brady Shares Why He's Missing White House Visit
Wednesday's visit also comes as the team grapples with the news that former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in jail.
"Gronk", along with other New England players, were in Washington, DC, to get congratulated by the president for winning Super Bowl LI.
Hernandez was serving life in prison for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Quarterback Tom Brady did not attend the ceremony, releasing a statement earlier on Wednesday citing "recent developments" and "personal family matters" for the reason for his absence.
Hours later, Brady posted on Instagram that he's celebrating his parents' 48th wedding anniversary.
Brady told team owner Bob Kraft before the game that he wanted to win it for his mom, who has been battling an undisclosed form of cancer for almost two years.
Much has been made of Brady's refusal to either publicly endorse or publicly denounce his "good friend" Donald Trump.
"I don't believe in excluding other people", McCourty adds.
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Trump singled out a few players in the crowd behind him who made game-changing plays during the game. "Way to go, Danny".
In all, a total of 34 out of 68 invited players attended the ceremony on Wednesday. The projected range of attendees was thought to be somewhere between 27 (the number of players that showed up for the Patriots visit to the White House in 2005) and 36 (the number that showed up to the White House visit in 2004).
It was an unusual comparison to make, but that's what kind of day this was. The President regaled attendees with a story about that letter, which Trump said was full of praise for his success. The president also seemed to take particular delight in welcoming Kraft and Belichick, another friend, for his first championship salute.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said after the team's Super Bowl victory in February that Brady's mother, Galynn, was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy, according to CBS Sports. Many noted their differences with the Republican administration. And here Trump had expected Belichick, who was barely audible during his remarks Wednesday, to tone down what he had originally written.
"You know what he did? He toned it way up!"
Pretty much half the Patriots' roster decided they had better things to do than meet Trump. "Because he's someone I look up to every day".
Trump, who rode to office a year ago in a surprise election win over Hillary Clinton, linked himself to the Patriots as a perceived underdog. Could you send it back to me?
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