Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Crashes White House Press Briefing

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Crashes White House Press Briefing

"All right, thanks man, I'll see you in a minute", Spicer said, turning a visible red.

Trump says "no team has been good this long".

In reality, the total delegation of people (players plus coaches plus staff) sent to the White House was almost the same in each year.

(CNN) - New England Patriots, you just won the Super Bowl. Run-of-the mill reasons. One player said he would not be able to make it earlier this week because he had the dates mixed up and couldn't miss a family birthday party.

He also heaped praise upon Belichick, thanking him for writing a letter past year in support of his candidacy for president.

Notably absent Wednesday was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who canceled at the last minute, citing "personal family matters", according to a statement obtained by ESPN.

Few would label President Donald Trump as a sports nut, but his affinity for the New England Patriots is undeniable.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski butted into the White House daily press briefing with Sean Spicer on Wednesday, proving once again he likes to ham it up for the cameras.

The president borrowed a line from Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick to compare the heavy lifting he's trying to do as president to that of winning a Super Bowl.

A total of 34 Patriots players attended the White House ceremony, the team told NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. They overcame a 25 point deficit over the Atlanta Falcons, to win the championship.

"He's becoming a pretty famous guy for winning, I'll tell you that", Trump said of Kraft, who was one of several National Football League team owners to donate $1 million to his inaugural committee. Several other Patriots said they wouldn't attend for political reasons. Days ago, the 27-year-old former tight end was acquitted of a double murder. "It's a distinct honor for us to celebrate what was unequivocally our sweetest championship with a very good friend and somebody whose mental toughness and strength I greatly admire".

"As a kid you read about history, read about the White House, to actually go in and experience it first-hand is something I hope everyone gets the opportunity to do", said Mitchell.

"We are aware of the reports but I don't anticipate that we will be commenting today", said Patriots spokesman Stacey James. Two players were brought to speak to reporters after the White House ceremony, but both said they had not known Hernandez.

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