— SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) April 19, 2017
Twitter offered some possibilities for what’s really going on:
Tom Brady's mother, Galynn, attended just one game this season, the Super Bowl, due to illness. She is currently in Boston.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 19, 2017
And of course, some jokes:
I literally just tripped and face planted on the sidewalk when I got the notification that Tom Brady isn't going to the White House.
— Karisa Maxwell (@KarisaMaxwell) April 19, 2017
imagine being the white house staffer who gets to tell trump tom brady's not coming.
— Jason Gay (@jasongay) April 19, 2017
I imagine that for Donald Trump, Tom Brady's absence today will be rather…deflating. 😎 **bows, logs off forever**
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 19, 2017