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:

Brady didn’t get into specifics, but his mother has been battling cancer:

So maybe today isn’t the day for your hot-takes, heh?

Too late:

Brady announced his mom’s diagnosis at a press conference before the Super Bowl. According to a recent interview, her prognosis is good:

And he recently posted this touching photo of his mom holding his 4-year-old daughter to Instagram:

Grandma + Vivi = ❤️❤️❤️

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Family first.

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