Apr 19, 2017 - Politics & Policy
Tom Brady won't join his team at the White House
The New England Patriots are headed to the White House today, where Trump will congratulate the team for their Super Bowl win. However, the team's star quarterback, Tom Brady — who has refrained from openly endorsing Trump but is said to be one of the president's friends — won't be joining them.
In a statement released via Apple "Notes," Brady said that he is "unable to attend" the White House ceremony due to "personal family matters," per ESPN's NFL reporter Mike Reiss.
Throwback: In 2015, quarterback Tom Brady skipped the team's White House visit with former President Barack Obama. Brady said he had a family commitment and the decision was not political.