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Patriots quarterback thanks Obama after White House visit

Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who made history in 2016 as the first black quarterback for the team, went to the White House with his team after they won the Super Bowl this past February, and after meeting with President Trump, he took to social media to publicly thank former President Barack Obama for his example.

“Dear Big O, I am writing you this letter to say thank you. I want to thank you for what you have done for this country – outside of politics,” he wrote in a note posted to Instagram on Thursday. “Honestly, I don’t know enough about politics to judge what was good or bad, but I want you to know that when you said ‘Yes We Can’ – a young man dreaming a dream from rough circumstances in Florida heard you.”

Specifically, he thanked the president for breaking stereotypes and showing that black men can do whatever they set their minds to.

“You were the President of the United States – the highest office in the world. You broke a barrier and a stereotype proving not every minority has to use a ball to make a way,” he wrote.

Brissett went with his team to the White House to present Trump with his own jersey, as is customary after a Super Bowl win, despite the fact that over 30 team members had publicly announced that they would not be going, including Tom Brady.

— Patriots’ Devin McCourty won’t attend Super Bowl trip to White House — 

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