Tom Brady: Needed more advance notice for White House trip

AP

Because his role in the DeflateGate investigation was at the forefront last night, it was easy to forget it wasn’t the only question Tom Brady had to answer.

Of course, he sidestepped the decision to skip the team’s trip to the White House nearly as  easily as he did the ones about the Wells report.

Via CSNNE.com, Brady initially made a joke when asked about his absence, saying “Did the team go?

“Unfortunately I couldn’t make that, I had a family commitment,” he said. “But the team enjoyed it. It’s such a great honor. I’ve been lucky to go there three times professionally and then once when I was in college. It’s a pretty cool place, you guys should go next time. Hopefully we’re back there next year.”

Asked if he’d go if the team returns, he replied: “Absolutely. If we get that opportunity, there’s no doubt I’ll be there. They should just give me a little more planning in advance.”

Of course, Brady was also at Gillette Stadium the day of the visit, and there’s enough circumstantial evidence to make you think there’s more to the story, specifically a swipe at Brady from White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who panned Brady’s initial attempt to explain away PSI: New England.

Can we be sure that was the reason Brady passed? No. But it might be more probable than not.

63 responses to “Tom Brady: Needed more advance notice for White House trip

  1. Or maybe he just doesn’t like the guy’s politics and wanted to make a subtle statement ala Matt Birk

  2. Maybe the White House should have checked with Brady before scheduling the trip. How callous of them. This guy is such a prima donna. I hope he gets his azz suspended for at least 4 games next season.

  3. Why is no one asking…What was the PSI of the other 8 Colts balls at halftime? Did Walt “misplace” them too?
    If both teams started the game with 12 balls each. Why were only 11 of the pats balls checked and “4” of the Colts balls. How deflated were the other Colts balls?
    This is a major piece of evidence.
    Their are so many holes in the Wells report.

  4. I hope Brady sues the NFL, Ted (bought and paid for by the NFL), Anderson, and that joke of a “science” lab in CA. The Wells report, is a giant cover up for all the wrong doing by the NFL, the Colts and league employees. Want an independent investigation? Hire someone with no ties to the NFL. Goodell always talks about the integrity of the game, what a joke. Why did they let the Pats play with an illegal football in the first half of the AFC freaking Championship game? The NFL always looks bad in a real court. There are too many people involved from the league, and lets pass it on to the Pats, everyone already thinks they cheat anyway.
    As a Pats fan, I think they did do something, I am not a blind homer, but didn’t the NFL give them permission to doctor the balls to their liking? i bet all starting QB’s balls were checked, they would all be different. Some legal, some above legal, some below legal.

  5. I have never heard Tom Brady say one negative thing. He is a great American and probably had a shot at the white house before this.

    Let’s start football season

  6. The fact that incompetents like Goodell and our derp artist of a President have it in for Brady makes me like him all the more.

  7. It’s well established that Tom Brady does what he wants.

    Rules are for everyone else.

  8. The guy was caught in a lie, is facing a suspension and/or a fine. Yet, he sat on stage last night yucking it up like he was doing a set at the Laugh Factory.

    I’m sure Goodell and Troy Vincent were amused.

  9. All you have to do is watch and listen to Brady for a few minutes to understand why he and the Patriots must cheat for him to win. He’s not exactly the brightest bulb on the tree.

  10. I have a family commitment tomorrow that will keep me in town, but doesn’t mean I can’t do anything else tomorrow… Is it beyond the realm of possibilities that Brady had a commitment at a certain time that day that prevented him from going to the White House without it being a malicious or political motive? Sometimes people have stuff to do that doesn’t take all day. Maybe he had to be in Boston for a surprise party for his wife that night that he had planned in mid-February or late last year, not realizing that was the week that the team would be at the White House. Maybe he had a funeral to attend, and went for a workout before he flew out of town. Maybe he hates the Obama White House, and decided to spite them by not showing, while flagrantly showing up in Foxboro to work out. Sure, that is possible, but there are tons of reasons. Because he doesn’t want to turn over his text messages from his private phone for an investigation run by the league, and doesn’t want to disclose his personal family events doesn’t mean he has something to hide… He could just prefer not to divulge every moment of his life. Let the naysayers write what they want, he and his family know his character. Is he a bad guy in person? Maybe, or maybe he’s a saint. Or maybe, like most people, he has good days and bad days, makes good decisions and bad decisions. Not everyone has some hidden agenda or wants every event in their personal lives to be national news. He is in the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean he has to have his life examined under a microscope willingly. He probably knows that even if he did come out with the exact honest truth of whatever news stories are out there, people wouldn’t believe it if it didn’t align with their established opinions of the events or of him. His decision to try or not should be his, and he is exercising that.

  11. He is a lot more like James Harrison than he lets on. LOL. Maybe he is afraid of flying too.

  12. Come on, Tom. Gronk had to interrupt the Summer of Gronk party to meet the president. And I’d bet what he was doing was way more fun.

  13. Q: How do you know if Tom Brady is lying?

    A: His lips are moving.

  14. Swallow your pride, Tom. Maybe perceived slights make you a better QB, but your responses make you seem like a real prick.

  15. Brady is showing everyone how you go from a Mega Super star.. to the worlds biggest Douche, in just 48hrs….

  16. It was red meat for the fanboys … but the rest of the world is going to like Tom and the Pats a little less after that farce … assuming that’s possible.

  17. Nice smear. Yeah, I’m a Pats and Brady fan. He says he had a family obligation. Do we really care what it was? Is it really any of our business? The White House is only a big deal because “OBAMA!”. Many prominent players have skipped the WH trip over the years after championships. No one cared before. Why should we care now?

  18. after he gets fined, Tom should, in the next press conference, when asked if he is going to pay the fine say, “I’ll probably pay it.”

  19. AND……………………………..THE WITCHHUNT CONTINUES !!!!
    THE GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME, THE 3 TIME SUPER BOWL MVP, AND FIRST BALLOT HALL OF FAMER…….

    TOM BRADY.

  20. That’s because he knows this won’t be the last time the reigning Super Bowl MVP, 3 time Super Bowl MVP, 2 time league MVP, 4 time Super Bowl champion, holder of multiple NFL passing records, greatest postseason and GOAT will be asked to go to the White House with his team.

    And it’s not just Brady, all intelligent football fans know it too.

    🙂

  21. Didn’t show up at Disney after the Super Bowl, the Letterman show and the White House. All places Super Bowl MVP’s should go to if the NFL has an image to keep. He’s an arrogant scumbag. Anyone who roots for this guy is just padding his ego. He doesn’t care about the fans.

  22. I wonder what reigning Super Bowl MVP, 3 time Super Bowl MVP, 2 time league MVP, 4 time Super Bowl champion, holder of multiple NFL passing records, greatest postseason and GOAT QB’s do with their spare time.

    Do you think he reads Patriot Hater and laughs at them like I do? I think he does! Discuss.

    🙂

  23. Brady cheated, but it still doesn’t take away from the fact he shined Barry. Good job. Perhaps Tom doesn’t agree with toppling sovereign governments, killing women and children in drone strikes, and immediately repaying his largest campaign donor with a huge bailout. Goldman Sachs, look it up.

  24. Oh sure, because Golden Boy is SO BUSY that he needs 2 months advance notice to plan a trip to the White House. C’mon Tom, it’s not like that was dropped on you last-minute.

  25. Are those three fingers he’s showing how many times he lied to the NFL or how many times he would have to beat Eli in a Superbowl to surpass his loss record against him in the big game?

  26. And people think Jay Cutler is a tool?

    What an insufferable diva. Brady’s fall is coming sooner than later, and it will be a big one.

  27. Brady is a cheating piece of human garbage….soon he’ll be cheating on his family….hope nothing but the worse for him !

  28. Brady is what you would call a “FINAL BOSS”. Not just a level Boss. But King Bowser Fire Shooting out of his eyeballs, save the princess, end of game, credits rolling…. See you in part 2 FINAL BOSS.

    #HatersGonnaHate

  29. I don’t care if Tom Brady doesn’t like the President, but at least be honest about it (like others who skipped WH honor in the past) and not sit there lying with a smug, cat-that-ate-the-canary look on his face about some family commitment when he was photographed at the Pats’ facility. His smug dishonesty is what bugs me most about this guy. He’s the elitist type who thinks he’s above everybody else and rules are for everybody else…the type who lies knowing people will believe him, just because. I hope the NFL throws the book at his lying ass for letting those two poor equipment managers swing in the wind over those deflated footballs. #EightGames

  30. Tommy Trash dirties everything around him. Another example of his arrogant, lying cheating low life existence. He deserves a lifetime ban, he disgraced the game.

    As for those wins, Tommy Trash never won ONE CLEANS SB, no one knows if he is a good SB, every season there was a new CHEAT.Since he can’t take hits without collapsing, or crying like a little boy, he is probably so-so.

  31. Tommy Trash dirties everything around him. Another example of his arrogant, lying cheating low life existence. He deserves a lifetime ban, he disgraced the game.

    As for those wins, Tommy Trash never won ONE CLEANS SB, no one knows if he is a good SB, every season there was a new CHEAT.Since he can’t take hits without collapsing, or crying like a little boy, he is probably so-so.

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