Star QB Tom Brady to miss National Football League champs' visit to White House

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MA prison officials say former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come.

"I think I got this, but thank you". The high-profile player - who is married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen - said he had "personal family matters" to attend to.

Former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, now with the Green Bay Packers, and cornerback Devin McCourty have previously announced they would skip the White House visit due to political reasons. He said a "family commitment" prevented him from attending the 2015 ceremony held by then-President Obama.

Hernandez was found unresponsive in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts, about 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the state Department of Correction.

"A Patriots spokesman, Stacey James, said Wednesday night that 34 players had attended, similar to the turnout when President George W. Bush hosted them in 2004 and 2005".

Tom Brady's absence was the most notable.

Brady is a personal friend of Trump's, and the president often cited the quarterback while out on the campaign trail a year ago. "We've had the great privilege to be here several times".

"For somebody to have me miss family time, which I don't have during the season, that's someone I'd have to respect", he said. Brady avoided saying whether or not he voted for Trump or supported his campaign. She is now in Boston, he said.

Hernandez's death and the White House ceremony might be forever linked.

Kraft and Belichick presented Trump with a number 45 jersey and a Super Bowl LI helmet.

The President praised the Patriots for being supporters of the military and veterans, pointing out that seven wounded veterans from the Walter Reed Military Medical Center were also in attendance for Wednesday's ceremonies.

Rob Gronkowski and some of the New England Patriots attended the White House for the annual "sports teams who win a championship visit the White House for some reason" visit. "And I don't have enough respect for him to take the time away from my kids and my wife to just shake his hand".

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