Tom Brady To Miss White House Visit, Citing Family Matter

Christine Rousselle
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 10:25 AM
Tom Brady To Miss White House Visit, Citing Family Matter

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will not be attending Wednesday's celebratory White House visit, he announced this morning in a statement. Brady cited "personal family matters" as for why he would be skipping the event, and said that he was very appreciative of President Trump's support of the team. He also said that he hoped that the Patriots would be back on the South Lawn in the near future.

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

Brady and Trump have been friends for quite a while, and Brady was spotted with a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker early on in the season.

According to a Boston Herald reporter, Brady will be spending the day with his mother, Galynn. Brady's mother has been battling cancer for the past year and a half and was only barely cleared by doctors to attend the Super Bowl.

Still, this hasn't stopped people from taking cheap shots at both the team and at Brady over politics: