Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Rob Gronkowski crashes White House briefing to offer 'some help'

Rob Gronkowski crashes White House briefing to offer 'some help'

White House press briefings usually focus on the administration's policies and the president's plans for the day. Some of them are openly political ― tight end Martellus Bennett, for example, is a vehement critic of President Trump, and running back LaGarratte Blount has told an interviewer he doesn't "feel welcome in that house".

Unlike a number of his teammates on the New England Patriots' Super Bowl championship team, his reasons apparently have nothing to do with politics.

Wednesday's visit also comes as the team grapples with the news that former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in jail.

Bill Belichick wrote a letter to President Donald Trump ahead of the 2016 election that never saw the light of day. In 2015, during the last term of President Obama, Brady bowed out, citing a "family commitment".

One player made an impromptu appearance at a White House press before the official ceremony.

"Gronk", along with other New England players, were in Washington, DC, to get congratulated by the president for winning Super Bowl LI.

"Need some help?" may be the most accurate thing anyone could ask Press Secretary Sean Spicer right now. Well, I think my dad is my hero. The NFL Network said the Denver Broncos had almost full attendance for their Super Bowl championship White House trip past year when Barack Obama was president.

FILE - In this February 6, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks off with his MVP trophy during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston.

"I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today", Brady said in a statement released by ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Australia and New Zealand dairy industry leaders say they would support USA moves to draw the World Trade Organization into a trade dispute with Canada, after Trump said existing rules were unfair.

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