New England Patriots visit White House; Gronk crashes Sean Spicer briefing

New England Patriots visit White House; Gronk crashes Sean Spicer briefing

The defending Super Bowl champions are heading to the White House on Wednesday, but some players will be skipping the visit because of President Donald Trump.

During the visit, Williamsville native Rob Gronkowski offered to lend a hand to Press Secretary Sean Spicer in his daily briefing.

Gronkowski asked him if he was sure, and when Mr Spicer reiterated his initial response, he told him he'd let him get on with it, to which Mr Spicer said: "Alright, thanks man". It was the team's fifth Super Bowl title since February 2002.

Tom Brady also did not attend the New England Patriots' visit to the White House in 2015 to celebrate their Super Bowl XLIX winning.

A team spokesman says the Patriots are aware of the reports of Hernandez's death but the club isn't expected to comment.

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Players LeGarrette Blount, Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty all cited political leanings for their decision to opt out this year, the Times reported, while others said they had other things to do.

As the New England Patriots arrive on Wednesday, he will not be seen on White House grounds.

Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun their sixth day of deliberations.

He also addressed how proud he is that several Patriots, including Belichick and Kraft, have ties to the military and are "big supporters".

Kraft was one of at least seven National Football League team owners who gave $1 million each to Trump's inaugural committee, a new fundraising report shows. Trump did not mention Brady in his remarks. "But this one, the way we were treated and the opportunities to be in the oval office and meet with the president, sitting inside of the white house, it's been fabulous", the famously taciturn coach said.

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The White House said it was notified that Brady was dealing with a "personal family matter" and will not attend the ceremony.

Kraft compared the Patriots' victory to Trump's win in the November 2016 election and handed him a jersey with number 45 on it representing the 45th president of the United States.

Trump talked about how "tough" Belichick is and how resilient the team was to come back from 25 points down in an overtime victory against the Falcons.

"With the President having so many strong opinions and prejudices, I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't", he said, according to ESPN.

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