Tom Brady to no-show at Patriots’ White House visit

Given how Tom Brady loves to frolic on the football field with Rob Gronkowksi, it’s a shame he won’t be joining his Super Bowl champion Patriots on the White House’s South Lawn to shake paws with president and personal pal Donald Trump. In a statement, number 12 addressed 45 when sharing that, “In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony as I am attending to some personal family matters.”

Brady may well be referring to the shocking suicide of convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez, a former member of his extended football kin. Or this could be par for the course, given that Mr. Gisele Bündchen skipped the very same traditional photo op alongside then-President Barack Obama in 2015.

The likeliest scenario, however, is that Brady never had any intentions of appearing, lest he be pressed into any further comment on the dictatorial politics of his high-powered friend. A cynic might even suggest that the timing of Hernandez’s suicide is utterly coincidental, and that Brady and Trump had long since come to an understanding about his absentia from the proceedings, sealed with text emojis of the other crunching a hemisphere in his fist.

In the event that Brady’s statement is sincere, Donald need not fret, as the nearly 40-year-old veteran added, “Hopefully, if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in future years we will [be] back on the South Lawn again soon.” Assuming, that is, we’re not calling Mike Pence our Commander-in-Chief by then.

[Washington Post | photo: AP]