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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:58

Tom Brady Will Not Visit White House for 'Personal Family Matters'

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Brady issued a statement saying that he will not be able to visit the White House with the Patriots on Wednesday.

It appears that once again, Tom Brady will not attend the White House ceremony to honor a New England Patriots Super Bowl victory. With the team set to visit the South Lawn on Wednesday to celebrate their victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Brady said that he will not be in attendance. Brady also did not visit the White House in 2014 after New England defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

Brady issued a statement on Wednesday morning that said in part, "In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today's ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters..."


According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Brady is skipping the visit to remain in Boston to spend time with his mother Galynn, who is recovering from cancer treatments.

Six other Patriots players have confirmed that they will not be attending the White House ceremony in safety Devin McCourty, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, defensive tackle Alan Branch, running back LeGarrette Blount, tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive end Chris Long.

Mike Alongi

Mike is the Patriots Content Manager for CLNS Radio. He oversees all coverage of the New England Patriots and hosts the daily Patriots Newsfeed podcast. He also works the switchboard on the CLNS Radio Patriots Post Game Show.

Mike currently works as a sports writer at The Daily Item, and he formerly served as the Sports Editor of The Observer, the award winning college newspaper of Northern Essex Community College. 

Prior to his work at CLNS, Mike was a contributor to the Lowell Sun, where he covered high school, college, and professional sports.

Mike earned his associate degree in Journalism in May 2015 from Northern Essex Community College. He is currently attending Salem State University and will graduate in December 2017 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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