During the ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, President Trump singled out several members of the Patriots, including wide receiver Danny Amendola, calling for them to raise a hand or step forward for acknowledgment.Amendola was one of two dozen or more players for the Super Bowl champions who did not attend the event. The Boston Globe reported that 34 players attended the White House event.Amendola posted a photo on his Twitter account showing him working out with the hashtag "missed the road trip."The Patriots said the number of players who attended the White House celebration was in line with previous times they won the Super Bowl. "The last time the #Patriots won two Super Bowls in three years, 36 players visited the White House. Today, we had 34," the team tweeted.One player made an impromptu appearance at a White House press before the official ceremony. Tight end Rob Gronkowski stuck his head in the door of the briefing room as Press Secretary Sean Spicer was holding a televised press briefing.
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