Patriots hit back at New York Times over White House tweet

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The Patriots were at the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl LI win over the Atlanta Falcons with President Donald Trump.

Casting a pall over the ceremony was the news about Hernandez, who hanged himself in a prison cell hours before the White House visit, according to MA prison officials.

"Thank you to the President for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember". The high-profile player - who is married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen - said he had "personal family matters" to attend to. Brady did not elaborate on the family issue. It was reported during the week before the Super Bowl that his mother had been battling illness, which was later revealed to be cancer, for at least 18 months.

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The Super Bowl champions are expected to be honored at the White House in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The outspoken Bennett had joked that he might move to outer space after Donald J. Trump was elected.

The New England Patriot's Rob Gronkowski paid a surprise visit to the White House briefing room during Wednesday's televised briefing. The team has not officially commented on this development.

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I have to accept it. "I just keep in mind to myself that I think I have got the third- or fourth-best win record in the Premier League".

"Almost brought me to tears", said Mitchell, 23, the 2016 fourth-round draft choice from Georgia.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed he wrote Trump a letter of support before the election, but said it was personal and not politically driven. Gronkowski interrupted White House press secretary Sean Spicer during his press briefing. Spicer — an avid Patriots fan — responded "I think I got this".

The Patriots presented Trump with a helmet and a ceremonial jersey, No, 45 with his name imprinted on it. Only 27 Patriots players showed up to be honored in 2005, when George W. Bush was president, reports the Post. Several players were asked about Hernandez's death after the White House ceremony, but they declined to answer.

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McCourty told Time he didn't feel "accepted in the White House".

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