The New England Patriots will become the first professional sports franchise to visit the White House as guests during the tenure of President Donald Trump. The Patriots however will be without their All-Pro quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. Brady issued this statement to the media earlier today:

“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 future years, we will be back on the South Lawn again soon. Have a great day!”

Brady also did not attend the team's visit to the White House in 2015 following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The five time Super Bowl champion that he does "support his friends" in reference to President Trump.
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