Apr 19, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Tom Brady won't join his team at the White House

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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.

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