Tom Brady Won’t Attend Republican Convention For Trump
Well I guess you can cross Tom Brady's name off of Trump's list for for possible Vice Presidents. Way back when the Presidential campaign first got started, Brady made the mistake of displaying a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker. Believe me, he now regrets it.
He told the press then that he and Trump were "good friends," but stopped short of endorsing The Donald, and has danced around that question ever since. Then about a month ago Trump read off a laundry list of sports celebrities whom he'd like to appear at the Republican Convention, as he presumably accepts the crown as the party's nominee. One of those -- Bobby Knight -- has agreed to attend. Three others, Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tyson and Mike Ditka, have declined.
It had earlier been reported that Ditka and Tyson had accepted. But Tyson said that no one ever contacted him about it, and couldn't go even if asked. And Ditka said:
“No one’s ever talked to me about it. I have no idea where it’s coming from,” Ditka told Kim Janssen of the Chicago Tribune. Later in the day, he said Trump called him, but he declined the offer to give a speech in Cleveland.
While he still supports Trump in the election, Ditka’s assessment of the party was rather, well, Ditka.
“The Republican Party has its head up its a–,” Ditka said. “If he’s the candidate, you’ve got to get behind him. It does the party no good. They’re a bunch of a–holes.”
Now Brady says he's not attending either.
Despite speculation to contrary, Pats QB Tom Brady will not be attending Republican National Convention in Cleveland this month, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 5, 2016
The convention is in Cleveland July 18-21, and Patriots training camp doesn't begin until July 27, so make of Brady's non-appearance what you will.
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