WATCH: Patriots at White House, Brady skipping ceremonies

Patriots QB Tom Brady will be among the missing Wednesday as the Super Bowl Champions visit the White House.  Brady issued the following statement, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.  

Alan Branch, Martellus Bennett, LeGarrette Blount, Devin McCourty. Dont'a Hightower and Chris Long have already said they will skip the event.  All but Hightower have admitted they will miss the event due to President Trump and his politics. 

You can watch the event LIVE Wednesday at 2:30pm at the top of the page, courtesy of the White House.