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Friday, April 24, 2015

Brady skips White House ceremony

Israel's Football Team (I'm sure he didn't know they were called that) went to visit President Hussein Obama at the White House on Thursday. Obama's joke about Deflategate fell flat. But most important, star quarterback Tom Brady (in the sunglasses behind owner Bob Kraft and an IDF soldier from the Boston area a few years ago) didn't show up.
"I usually tell jokes at these events, but I was worried 11 of 12 of them would fall flat,” Obama joked during a ceremony honoring the Patriots' Super Bowl title on the South Lawn.
The crowd let out an audible groan at the president's jab. 
The president conceded that the "whole story got blown a little out of proportion."
The Patriots' championship run was clouded by allegations that a team employee deflated 11 out its 12 footballs during the AFC Championship game. 
Team owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and starting quarterback Tom Brady, who was not in attendance at the White House ceremony, have denied any wrongdoing.
In February, an NFL.com report found that only one football was severely deflated.
Good for Brady. Reminds me of another Boston sports hero who didn't show up at the White House during Obama's term.

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