BOSTON - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not attend Wednesday’s ceremony at the White House to honor the team for its Super Bowl win.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss first reported the news and posted a statement from Brady who said he would not attend the ceremony due to “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
In his statement to Reiss, Brady said he was happy and excited that the team was being honored at the White House.
“Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come,” he said in the statement to Reiss.
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