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Tom Brady will not attend White House ceremony due to ‘personal family matters’

04.19.17 at 9:53 am ET
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Tom Brady will not be at the White House Wednesday. (Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady will not be at the White House Wednesday. (Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots will be visiting the White House on Wednesday to be honored for winning Super Bowl LI, but Tom Brady will not be attending.

The quarterback gave a statement to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

“I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today,” Brady wrote. “Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all very 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 ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters. Hopefully, if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in future years, we will be back on the South Lawn again soon. Have a great day!”

Reiss added Brady’s mother Galynn, who has been battling an illness for some time which forced her to attend only one game this season, is in Boston.

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