Some Patriots Players Skipping White House Visit

The Patriots were at the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl LI win over the Atlanta Falcons with President Donald Trump.

Trump didn't mention Brady during his remarks today, but he did mention a handful of other players who made key contributions to the team's unlikely Super Bowl comeback.

Gronkowski jokingly asked Spicer whether he needed any help.

LeGarrette Blount, Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, and Jake Long did not attend the ceremony, citing political reasons for their decisions. The high-profile player - who is married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen - said he had "personal family matters" to attend to.

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"You pulled off the greatest superbowl comeback of all time", Mr. Trump told the players.

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Trump said Belichick is a "special man", adding the "Patriot Way" starts with the head coach.

Despite Trump's claims at a New Hampshire rally that Brady said, "Donald, I support you, you're my friend and I voted for you", his wife Gisele Bündchen denied they supported the president.

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Brady attracted scrutiny when a red "Make America Great Again" hat - which Trump famously wore throughout his campaign - was spotted in his football locker during this past season. This isn't the first time Brady skipped a White House Super Bowl celebration - he wasn't there in 2015 either. Wide receiver Danny Amendola also skipped the visit, thanking Trump "for the shout out" and saying he had a funeral to attend. What do you guys think? Tom Brady is a longtime friend of Trump's.

About three dozen Patriots players attended the ceremony, which was overshadowed by the apparent suicide early Wednesday of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015. "With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't".

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, a player seen as a key component of the Patriots' title-winning squad, is known for his quick wit and cheek - and he wasted no time causing mayhem by interrupting a news conference with the press corps.

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