At least six Patriots players boycotted the White House ceremony.
A team spokesman said the Patriots were aware of situation, but neither the team or Trump publicly addressed the news surrounding Hernandez. Brady has had some reported personal issues going on as of late.
Trump hosted the five-time champions on the South Lawn and declared that "no team has been good this long".
Both Belichick and Kraft are vocal supporters of Trump. He did not attend after the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX, either, when President Obama was still in office.
The visit occurred the same day former player Aaron Hernandez was found dead inside his MA prison cell.
The 27-year-old cornerback Malcolm Butler, meanwhile, is heading back up to New England later this week after celebrating a family birthday.
One player made an impromptu appearance at a White House press before the official ceremony. Several players were asked about Hernandez's death after the White House ceremony, but they declined to answer.
The Patriots presented Trump with a helmet and a ceremonial jersey, No, 45 with his name imprinted on it. "I talked to my wife, and she said I can't talk about politics anymore.I think that's a good decision, maybe for our family", he said.
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