LeGarrette Blount will not attend the White House ceremony. (Eric Seals/USA Today Sports)

LeGarrette Blount will not attend the White House ceremony. (Eric Seals/USA Today Sports)

The list of Patriots not planning on attending the ceremony at the White House with President Trump continues to grow.

The latest player is running back LeGarrette Blount who told Rich Eisen on “The Rich Eisen Show” Thursday he will not be attending.

“I will not be going to the White House. I don’t feel welcome in that house. I’ll leave it at that,” Blount said.

Blount joins Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, Chris Long and Dont’a Hightower as Patriots players who have already said they will not attend the ceremony.

It’s worth noting Hightower said his decision isn’t related to politics. He didn’t attend the 2015 ceremony after Super Bowl XLIX.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

It’s been a few days since the Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Falcons, but for the Brady family, it’s back to fighting Gaylnn’s illness.

Tom Brady Sr. opened up on a number of topics to the Boston Herald. (Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady Sr. opened up on a number of topics to the Boston Herald, including heath of wife. (Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

It’s been a few days since the Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Falcons, but for the Brady family, it’s back to fighting Gaylnn’s illness.

Tom Brady Sr. opened up on that, as well as a number of other topics to the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian.

Brady’s mom was able to attend the Super Bowl, but now is back home in California fighting the illness she’s been dealing with for the last 18 months.

“The Super Bowl was an unbelievable deal,” Brady Sr. said. “It was so exhilarating, but we’re back to reality. We’re back to where we were a week ago trying to deal with this stuff. Look, by no means is Galynn’s condition damper on anything, it just is what it is. We’re keeping the faith. We’re going to beat this thing.”

He added: “It was great, it was one of the happiest moments that we’ve had in a couple of years, and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Brady Sr. was so proud of his son last week with how a different side of him was able to come out throughout the week of just how much his family means to him.

“People this week got a much bigger window into Tommy Brady’s soul than they ever had before,” he said. “The fact of how much, how sensitive and kind and emotional and responsive he is to his parents. … I’m telling you, I’ve had people say this to me, there’s never been anybody in sports like Tommy Brady … when he talks about his family, what kind of dad he is, he is absolutely the best. I’m telling you. I’m in awe when I look at that man. I’m just in awe of how he conducts himself.”

As for the Patriots getting the Lombardi trophy from Roger Goodell, the man who suspended Brady four games for Deflategate, that made Brady Sr. feel good.

“I absolutely felt vindication,” he said. “And I think Goodell realizes how big a meathead he is. But, frankly, the vindication in this was the fans letting him know, when he was talking, what they felt about the whole situation.”

He also heard the boo’s Patriots fans gave Goodell when he took to the stage.

“They let him know, ‘You know what? Goodell is no longer a part of our lives.’ ” he said. “He determined the storyline for two years. Now, the fans were telling him, that no longer exists. This issue is in the rearview mirror.”

While it was a great week for the family, all the focus now is getting Gaylnn back to full strength.

“You know, at halftime, we were pretty darn dejected, but then it turned into such a magnificent event,” Tom Sr. said, “but, as I said, we’re back to dealing with [Galynn’s treatment] and hopeful. That’s just how it is.”

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

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Tom Brady apparently reads poetry.

The quarterback posted the Patriots’ team picture taken the day before Super Bowl LI with a caption from poet Rudyard Kipling. It’s clear Brady was a huge fan of this year’s team with how hard they worked and how close they were.

Here is a link to the post.

“If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’ If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, ‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!”

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Ryan Hannable

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It sounds like Chris Long won’t be visiting the White House.

In a Thursday Tweet responding to a columnist who wrote an “open letter” saying he shouldn’t go, the Patriots defensive end said he “planned on skipping” the trip to the White House, and added that it was “my call.”

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is unimpressed with the way Roger Goodell carried himself during the Lombardi trophy presentation Sunday.

Sounds like Chris Long is skipping the White House trip. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

Sounds like Chris Long is skipping the White House trip. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

It sounds like Chris Long won’t be visiting the White House.

In a Thursday Tweet responding to a columnist who wrote an “open letter” saying he shouldn’t go, the Patriots defensive end said he “planned on skipping” the trip to the White House, and added that it was “my call.”

“[I] don’t need an open letter explaining my own words to me,” he added.

Long has always been very open when it comes to his stance on social issues. The veteran spoke eloquently this past season about his feelings regarding Colin Kaepernick’s protests. He’s also been active through the Waterboys Initiative in helping bring clean water to East African communities in need.

Dont’a Hightower, Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty have all indicated that they will not visit the White House.

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Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

Atlanta cornerback Robert Alford picked Tom Brady off and returned it 82 yards for a pick-6, which gave the Falcons a 21-0 lead over the Patriots late in the second quarter.

It was a huge play in the game, but in the end it really didn’t matter because the Patriots came back from 25 points down to win the game, 34-28 in overtime.