Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head to White House

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Politics|Biden to invited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2021 Super Bowl champions, to the White House.


Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, held the Vince Lombardi Trophy aft  the team’s Super Bowl triumph  successful  February.
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Jim Tankersley

  • July 20, 2021, 10:36 a.m. ET

President Biden is acceptable to big a solemnisation with the 2021 Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, connected Tuesday greeting astatine the White House, continuing a caller tally of celebrations with title-winning athletes.

It’s unclear if 1 superstar volition beryllium successful attendance with his teammates.

Administration officials person not said whether the attendees volition see Tampa backmost Tom Brady, who has missed respective statesmanlike squad visits aft winning erstwhile Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. Mr. Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winner, past visited the White House successful 2005, but skipped aboriginal visits nether President Barack Obama and President Donald J. Trump.

Asked astir Mr. Brady’s presumption connected Monday, the White House property secretary, Jen Psaki, told reporters “I don’t person the database of Buccaneers attending time successful beforehand of me,” but promised to travel up. Officials had not released that database arsenic of aboriginal Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday morning, a shot writer for the Tampa Bay Times, Rick Stroud, wrote connected Twitter that Mr. Brady had planned to sojourn the White House arsenic of Monday.

The solemnisation for the Buccaneers is scheduled for the South Lawn of the White House, officials said, precocious Tuesday morning. Tampa Bay defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 earlier this twelvemonth to triumph the N.F.L. crown.

Last month, Mr. Biden welcomed the World Series champion, the Los Angeles Dodgers, to the White House erstwhile the squad was successful municipality for a bid against the Washington Nationals.

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