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Patriots player crashes White House press briefing

NFL champs to visit Trump hours after ex-player's death Patriots player crashes White House press briefing
Kristopher Love | 20 April, 2017, 07:20

In the months leading up to the Super Bowl, Galynn had been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Saying you couldn't do it; the game was over. "The game was over'". He did not get to play in Super Bowl 51.

It was a odd moment in a highly unusual day surrounding the NFL's most successful franchise.

"Need some help?" Gronkowski, dressed in a suit and tie, playfully asked when he peered out from a corner of the room.

The International Monetary Fund warns that Trump's proposed tax cuts and rollback of financial regulations could spark a new round of financial risk-taking of the type that preceded the last crisis in 2008.

Every year it's tradition for the Super Bowl champions (the National Football League winners) to spend a day at the White House, chilling with the President, taking selfies, getting a tour etc etc.

It is not, however, the first time Brady missed the team's trip to the White House.

Among the athletes not in attendance was quarterback Tom Brady, who announced Wednesday morning that he would be absent for "family matters". Interestingly enough, Trump didn't mention Brady in his congratulatory speech as he rattled off the key players in the Super Bowl win.

Kraft made brief remarks and saluted Trump. One of Trump's signature "Make America Great Again" hats was spotted in Brady's locker in 2015.

"I don't believe in excluding other people", McCourty adds.

The two men are close with Trump, as Kraft joined Trump and Japan's prime minister at Mar-a-Lago, and Belichick wrote a letter Trump before Election Day, which he said was done out of friendship, not politics.

Trump's choice for deputy secretary of commerce, Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, has withdrawn his nomination, a source says, amid reports of difficulties untangling his financial holdings to the satisfaction of the government ethics watchdog. "Way to go, Danny".

Amendola was a late scratch because, he posted in a tweet that he'd later delete, he had a funeral to attend; the receiver later tweeted a photo from what appeared to be a gym.

Gronk's babysitter is going to be looking for work after what happened Wednesday afternoon at the White House. He then turned over the podium to Kraft and coach Bill Belichick.

While all the Patriots players were invited to the White House ceremony Wednesday, some players chose to skip the visit for different reasons.

Whoever was managing New England's Twitter account hours after the event apparently took offense to the Times' suggestive comparison. "Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come".