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New England Patriots' Tom Brady walks off the field after throwing an interception, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Tom Brady will not visit the White House with the Patriots

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New England Patriots star Tom Brady announced in a statement will not join his team's White House visit today, citing "personal family matters."

Several other Patriots opted not to visit the White House to celebrate their historic Super Bowl LI victory, many citing political reasons.

Here's Brady's statement.

Brady did not specify what the family matter was, but his mother has been ill.

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Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Boston. Hernandez is on trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former New England Patriots NFL football player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool)

This news comes on the heels of Brady's former teammate Aaron Hernandez committing suicide in prison while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder.

Brady is known to be a friend of President Trump.

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady #12 throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady #12 throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

He also skipped a White House visit under President Obama, citing scheduling conflicts. He attended three other White House visits under President George W. Bush. 

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