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Report: Tom Brady's Bucs to Visit Joe Biden's White House to Celebrate Super Bowl Win

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVJuly 17, 2021

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization will reportedly visit President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their Super Bowl LV championship.

Darlene Superville of the Associated Press reported Saturday no further details about the event, such as any potential opt-outs among players and coaches, were immediately announced.

Tampa Bay made a major splash last offseason by signing legendary quarterback Tom Brady in free agency after his decorated two-decade run with the New England Patriots.

The Bucs didn't immediately look like title contenders, though. They entered their Week 13 bye with a mundane 7-5 record after three losses over their previous four games.

They were unstoppable after they returned from the bye week. They won eight consecutive games, four in the regular season and four in the playoffs, and capped the run by blowing out the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in February's Super Bowl LV 31-9.

It marked the Buccaneers' second championship, with the previous title coming in 2002, and Brady extended his record with seven Super Bowl rings as a player.

In 2017, Brady opted out of the Patriots' visit to the White House to handle "some personal family matters," but he thanked then-President Donald Trump for the invitation.

Kurt Streeter of the New York Times noted in November the trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, a tradition that dates to 1865 and became commonplace starting in the 1980s, faces an uncertain future because of the increasing "politicization" of the event.

The Bucs' visit Tuesday comes just five days before they're scheduled to report for training camp.

Tampa Bay will kick off its title defense Sept. 9 when it welcomes the Dallas Cowboys to Raymond James Stadium.

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