Mark Wahlberg Cheers Tom Brady For Snubbing Obama
The actor applauded the New England Patriots quarterback for skipping a White House ceremony with the president.
“He must have had something really important to do,” Wahlberg, a Boston native, said in a clip first published by TMZ.
“Family first,” he added of Brady’s decision. “He’ll be there next year.”
The star quarterback was notably absent on Thursday as President Obama honored the Patriots for their Super Bowl XLIX victory last year. Team officials said Brady’s absence stemmed from family commitments…
Brady’s snub may stem from comments the White House made towards him during the “Deflategate” flap. White House press secretary Josh Earnest dismissed Brady’s performance at a press conference.
“The one thing I can tell you is that for years, it’s been clear there is no risk that I was going to take Tom Brady’s job as quarterback of the New England Patriots. But I can tell you that as of today, it’s pretty clear there’s no risk of him taking my job either,” Earnest quipped.