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..."
Tom Brady is not attending White House ceremony today due to "personal family matters." His statement: pic.twitter.com/OIidVZX3VV— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 19, 2017
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.