Gronkowski offers to help Spicer during press briefing

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Screenshot of Alan Branch speaking on CNN.

"Need some help?" asks the Super Bowl LI victor, who was visiting the president with his team to celebrate their victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Alan Branch, a defensive tackle for the Patriots since 2014, played high school football at Cibola High School in Albuquerque before going to college in MI. The Washington Post first reported on the tape. Several had said beforehand that they would not show for political reasons.

"For me it was a personal matter".

Six members of the team have said they will not attend, majority in protest against Trump.

"I think we'll see what pans out in the negotiation", he started answering before Gronkowski poked his head in the door.

"I've know him for a long time and he always gives me a call on different types of motivational speeches at different times", Brady said. As reporters raised their hands, Sean had to take a moment to process what just happened.

Reiss points out that Brady's mother attended only one game this season, the Super Bowl, due to an ongoing illness.

One player who was notably absent was Tom Brady, the team's star quarterback and Trump's longtime friend.

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Gronkowski, 27, did not participate in the Patriots Super Bowl win against the Atlanta Falcons, as he was recovering from a back injury.

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Long before he tied the knot with supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady already had the blueprint for a loving marriage. He made that the greatest letter, and I did very well in that state. "I'm an American at the end of the day, so I hope he does well".

Brady is a personal friend of Trump's, and the president often cited the quarterback while out on the campaign trail a year ago.

Reiss published a statement, attributed to Brady, which said: "In light of some recent developments I am unable to attend today's ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters".

Brady made headlines for having a Donald Trump baseball cap in his locker after Trump became a candidate in 2015.

Unlike a number of his teammates on the New England Patriots' Super Bowl championship team, his reasons apparently have nothing to do with politics. He recently signed a two-year extension to stay with the team.

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