WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tom Brady will not be making the trip to Donald Trump's White House with the Patriots on Wednesday, he told ESPN's Mike Reiss.
In a statement, Brady explained that he had some "personal family matters" to attend to.
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
Reiss noted in a subsequent tweet that Brady's mother, Galynn, is currently in Boston. She attended just one of Brady's games last season -- the Super Bowl -- due to illness.
A Brady family source told Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran during Super Bowl week that Galynn Brady had been dealing with health issues for well over a year. Her illness has been a major source of concern for the family, including Tom Brady Sr., and Brady’s sisters, Julie, Maureen and Nancy.
Brady did not attend the celebration of the 2014 Patriots at the White House two years ago due to what was reported then as a prior family commitment. He did attend all three White House ceremonies following New England's first three Super Bowl title runs.