Tom Brady will reportedly miss the Patriots’ White House visit

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. –Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Tom Brady is reportedly going to be a no-show during the New England Patriots’ visit to the White House Wednesday.

Leading up to the team’s visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. following their fifth Super Bowl win, several players have come and out said they’re skipping the ceremony.  One name not expected to be on that list: Brady.

But according to a report from ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Brady will not be there to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump.

“In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters,” Brady said in a statement, according to Reiss. “Hopefully if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in the future years, we will be back on the South Lawn again soon. Have a great day!”

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Brady was reportedly planning to attend Wednesday’s ceremonies but backed out at the last minute due to family reasons.

Brady faced scrutiny for his relationship with President Trump in the lead-up to the election. The Patriots quarterback was seen with a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker in 2015, and Trump repeatedly name-checked the Patriots quarterback and coach Bill Belichick in his campaign speeches.

Among the other players who previously announced they would be skipping the ceremony are Devin McCourty, Chris Long (now with the Philadelphia Eagles), and Martellus Bennett (now with the Green Bay Packers).