As we told you earlier, the New England Patriots will be visiting the White House today to celebrate their Super Bowl win, but it will be without star quarterback Tom Brady. He announced this morning that “personal family matters” will prevent him from attending the event:
— ABC News (@ABC) April 19, 2017
Brady didn’t get into specifics, but his mother has been battling cancer:
Hi, before you mock Tom Brady because his wife might not be a big Trump fan remember his mom has cancer and there are other factors at play.
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) April 19, 2017
So maybe today isn’t the day for your hot-takes, heh?
Maybe hold back the Tom Brady WH shots a bit, people.
Don't forget how sick his mother is. Sometimes it just requires using your brain.
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) April 19, 2017
Personal reasons = Trump is a treasonous, incompetent bigot!
Thank you Tom Brady. https://t.co/I8pIvXV034
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) April 19, 2017
Tom Brady had the very important previous engagement of not being photographed with a national disgrace treating him like his best friend.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 19, 2017
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) April 19, 2017
Tom Brady will hang a MAGA hat in his locker for everyone to see but won't go to the White House to uphold his image, or something
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) April 19, 2017
— Al Giordano (@AlGiordano) April 19, 2017
Tom Brady could have been the only QB in history to meet 3 different Presidents after winning the SB…if only he'd shown up to the last two
— Elton Hobson (@Hobbie_Hobson) April 19, 2017
— Juan Martinez (@jrobertmartinez) April 19, 2017
If Tom Brady's not going to come to the White House to visit after winning the Super Bowl, what's the point of even being president? https://t.co/wM8WAqx9ve
— Ryan Lawler (@ryanlawler) April 19, 2017
Standby for "Where's Tom Brady. I love Tom Brady. He spoke at the convention. In fact he nominated me. Tom! Where's My QB…Huh? What?" https://t.co/EYb8G3RLFT
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 19, 2017
Brady announced his mom’s diagnosis at a press conference before the Super Bowl. According to a recent interview, her prognosis is good:
Tom Brady Opens Up About his Mom’s Cancer Battle: 'The Prognosis is Good' https://t.co/jx5SM05cPl
— Gary Jenkins (@TheGJQuartet) April 16, 2017
And he recently posted this touching photo of his mom holding his 4-year-old daughter to Instagram: