Donald Trump livid when Tom Brady skipped White House visit, report says

President Donald Trump recently banned the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House. He appeared close to doing the same to the New England Patriots in 2017.

Brady later explained that he was skipping the White House visit to be with his sick mother.

The reasoning satisfied Trump, according to the Washington Post, and the celebratory visit ensued.

Star pass rusher Khalil Mack remains away from the Raiders in a contract dispute this offseason while Guenther works on rebuilding a defense that has been one of the league’s worst for more than a decade.

He’s going to have a lot of catching up to do, Guenther said Tuesday.

We’re going to have to have a plan for that for sure. I’m really concerned about the guys that are here now working. These guys have been busting their tails every day. Coming in early. Meeting with the coaches. Being great in the meeting rooms. Communicating on the field.

Mack, the 2016 AP Defensive Player of the Year, is entering the last year of his rookie contract that pays him $13.85 million this year and is seeking a long-term deal that will make him one of the most highly compensated non-quarterbacks in the NFL.

Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that Vikings COO Kevin Warren should be positioned by the league to purchase the next available franchise. In a lengthy article explaining the potential benefits of having an African-American owner, Souhan mentioned that, while writing a 2017 profile of Warren, his wife and others close to him said that Warren aspires to own an NFL team.

But unless being a team COO pays a lot better than believed — and unless Warren otherwise has amassed or inherited a major fortune through other business endeavors — Warren surely doesn’t have the money to serve as the controlling owner of an NFL franchise. By rule, Warren would need to come up with 30 percent of the purchase price in cash, and he’d otherwise need to have enough money to comfortably make payroll and cover all other operating expenses.

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