Patriots' White House visit marred by Hernandez' suicide

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots made a traditional celebratory visit to the White House Wednesday, a normally joyous ritual marred by the prison suicide hours earlier of former teammate Aaron Hernandez. Not all the team members were on hand to accept personal congratulations from President Donald Trump. Star quarterback Tom Brady notified the White House that he was dealing with a "personal family matter" and would not attend the ceremony. Six others had already signaled that they would take a pass, some for political reasons. Shortly before the event, Brady posted a photo of his parents on Instagram, wishing them a happy anniversary. One player made an impromptu appearance at a