New England Patriots to Become First Pro Sports Team at White House During Trump Presidency
By Jay Ortiz @JayOrtiz215
Just hours after news broke about Aaron Hernandez death, the New England Patriots are expected to become the first team to be invited in to the White House since President Trump’s Inauguration.
Starting Quarterback Tom Brady is expected to be in attendance. Brady claimed he was not in attendance for the Patriots 2015 visit to the White House during the Obama Administration because of a previously planned “family commitment.
It is strange and a bit disturbing that Tom Brady would make sure he was in attendance in 2001, 2003, and 2004 under the Bush Administration, as well as, today under the Trump Administration.
Devin McCourty, LeGarette Blount, Alan Branch, Dont’a Hightower, Chris Long, and Martellus Bennett are the 6 players from the team that have said they will not be in attendance. Few of the guys have said that they do not feel welcome in the White House.
Each player gave their reasoning for not attending the White House with the team. Most notably, DL Alan Branch says he will not be attending the White House because he will be spending time with family. Seems to have taken a page out of Tom Brady’s trick book.
Patriots spokesperson says team is aware of Hernandez reports and will not be commenting on it. The Patriots will meet Trump in the Oval Office at 1p.m before heading out to the South Lawn for the event.
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