White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced today that the New England Patriots will visit the White House on April 19.
The New England Patriots will be visiting the White House on April 19, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced today.
“The New England Patriots will be visiting the White House to celebrate their latest, and what will probably be a continuation of many more to come, Super Bowl win,” Spicer told reporters today.
It'll be the fifth time that Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots organization will have the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States. Following the visit with Donald Trump, the Patriots will have met three different presidents—including George W. Bush and Barack Obama—over the last 15 years since their Super Bowl win in 2002.
While visiting the White House is customary for teams after championship victories, several Patriots players have made it clear they won't be visiting, specifically for political reasons. At least six players— Martellus Bennett, LeGarrette Blount, Alan Branch, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Long and Devin McCourty—have stated they will not attend the visit.