Today, New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady issued a statement announcing that "In light of recent developments," he will not be able to attend the White House visit with teammates today.
"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 celebration, 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 soon. Have a great day!"
Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen, has denied the Donald's repeated statements that she and hubby are Trump supporters.
Six other Patriots players have announced they will be skipping the White House visit.