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Patriots curiously fight with NY Times over Trump crowd size

Patriots curiously fight with NY Times over Trump crowd size

When asked during the off-season how he felt about teammates ruling out making a trip to the White House he said it is a great experience, and that it was never a political thing.

Several players this year alluded to United States politics as motivation for not attending: "I just don't feel welcome in that house", running back LeGarrette Blount reportedly told the Rich Eisen radio show.

Brady also cited a family matter when he skipped the White House visit in 2015 when Barack Obama was president.

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"I think myself and our medical staff really agreed with him that this would be a good opportunity to get some rest". Knocked off by the Cavs last season, they would get Cleveland one round sooner this time if both advance.

The ceremony itself was a decorous affair after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had injected a note of comedy with an impromptu visit to White House press secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing to journalists.

Hernandez played three seasons for the team before he was arrested and charged with murder in the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister.

No lawmakers attended the White House event.

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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.

"Whether you're trying to win a Super Bowl or rebuild our country, as Coach Bill Belichick would say, there are no days off", Trump began. Should politics be put aside for a White House honoring of a sports team? Thank you to the President for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember. He was back in Boston spending time with his family.

"That was cool", Spicer said, laughing, after Gronkowski left the room.

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Trump has repeatedly touted his ties to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, though the MVP of Super Bowl LI dodged questions about their relationship in the lead-up to the game. Kraft called the president "a very good friend of mine for over 25 years", and "as mentally tough and hard-working as anybody I know". Devin McCourty, Alan Branch, Chris Long, Martellus Bennett and LeGarrette Blount all have been outspoken about the fact that they did not feel as though it was appropriate for them to take part in the festivities because of the man occupying the nation's highest office. "With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices, I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't", he said.


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