Brady said he's missing for "personal family matters". "Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come".
Brady said he can not attend today's ceremony due to a family matter he needs to attend to, according to a statement obtained by ESPN. "Have a great day!" he said in the statement.
The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots made a traditional celebratory visit to the White House Wednesday, a normally joyous ritual marred by the prison suicide hours earlier of former teammate Aaron Hernandez.
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State television footage showed leader Kim Jong-un smiling joyfully and waving to North Koreans as the KCNA narrated the event. Tokyo is increasingly concerned about this possibility.
Trump's welcome to the team later Wednesday is coming hours after the news from MA prisons officials that ex-Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell. Other pro sports champs also frequently make trips to the White House.
The president isn't mentioning quarterback Tom Brady.
During the South Lawn ceremony, Trump recounted reading a supportive letter from Belichick on the eve of the election, while Kraft saluted the president as a friend for decades.
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However, the German driver managed to get past Hamilton in turn 1 and then started challenging the race-leading Mercedes . Him running third, what could've been or what his pace would have been we don't know.
Tight end Martellus Bennett, who now plays for the Green Bay Packers, was one of the first to say that he would not be going, citing his opposition for the Trump Administration. "As a child growing up, I never would have thought a president would have said my name by any means".
Trump has close ties to the Patriots, counting owner Bob Kraft and coach Bill Belichick as friends.
Long, who helped the Pats win the title before signing with the Eagles last month, announced via Twitter in February that he'd skip the meeting with Trump.
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McMaster, said the USA would rely on its allies as well as Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea. US President Donald Trump has said that will not happen, and stepped up pressure on the isolated North.
Safety Devin McCourty and running back LeGarrette Blount told USA Today that they do not feel welcome at the White House. He said a "family commitment" prevented him from attending the 2015 ceremony held by then-President Obama.