Last year cornerback Brandon Browner was a member of the Seattle Seahawks but was serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. This means that he did not participate in the Super Bowl.
Despite not playing in the game, he traveled with his team to the White House so the Seahawks could receive recognition from President Obama.
Since then, Browner has felt slighted that the President didn’t mention his name when speaking on the Legion of Boom. Now with the New England Patriots, Browner had these comments to share regarding the White House visit (via ESPN).
I was at the White House and what-not, and President Obama got to speaking about the L.O.B. [Legion of Boom]. And he left my name out.
That was tough for me. [Seahawks head coach] Pete Carroll is such a great guy, and once he had seen that he looked back at me. We have a photo. As soon as [Obama] said that, we made eye contact and that was pretty much what I needed to settle me, to be like ‘as long as my coach understands how much those guys meant to me then I’m good.
As we can tell by Browner’s tweet, he doesn’t expect that he’ll be excluded from the president’s recognition speech this year.
Calling out the president on Twitter is pretty bold. However, I’m sure this got his attention and we’ll all be anxious to see what special acknowledgement Browner receives when he shows up for the ceremony.