It is tradition that the team who wins the Superbowl each year visits the White House and meets the president.
This year, the New England Patriots were crowned the champions, lead by quarterback Tom Brady.
President Trump bragged about his friendship with Brady throughout his entire campaign, so when the Pats won he was obviously excited.
However, many of Brady's teammates will not be attending the White House because of their political beliefs.
Devin McCourty, LeGarrette Blount, Alan Branch, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Long and Martellus Bennett have said they won't be attending. All but Hightower have cited their reasons as political.
However, Tom Brady also announced today that he will not be attending the White House victory visit.
Brady will be missing the visit due to a "personal family matter" as announced by Mike Reiss, ESPN reporter.
Tom Brady is not attending White House ceremony today due to "personal family matters." His statement: pic.twitter.com/OIidVZX3VV— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 19, 2017
Tom Brady's mom has been ill for some time, so it's possible that's the family matter he's referring to.
In an instance of poor timing, the White House visit (which is today) will happen just hours after it was announced that ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell the same morning.
It's unclear as to when this decision was made, but we're sure President Trump will have something to say about his good friend Tom Brady not being in attendance.