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The New England Patriots visited the White House today, to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.
One noticeable absence was Tom Brady. Brady said he had to attend to "family matters" and thanked the president for hosting and supporting the team for "as long as [he] can remember," according to a statement released to ESPN.
Other players did not attend, mostly for political reasons. Chris Long, who now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Devin McCourty said they were motivated by their children, appearing in a video explaining their motives.
This segment aired on April 19, 2017.
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