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Brandon Browner motivated by Obama snub

1/26/2015
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Browner Motivated By Obama's Snub

Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner is eager to make sure President Obama knows his name this year after Obama didn't mention Browner when he was with Seattle's Super Bowl team at the White House last year.


New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner might have a Super Bowl ring, but he is looking for redemption in Super Bowl XLIX.

Browner sat down with ESPN’s Josina Anderson to discuss missing last season’s Super Bowl victory because of suspension as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

"I was at the White House and what-not, and President Obama got to speaking about the L.O.B. [Legion of Boom]," Browner said. "And he left my name out."

Being left off of the president’s list of acknowledgement really hit home for Browner.

"That was tough for me," Browner said. "[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.'"

This season, Browner said that being given the ring while he was down turned everything in his life upright for him.

With a chance at another Super Bowl, this time as a player in uniform for the Patriots, Browner has one goal.

"The promise I made to myself was to get back here to shake the president’s hand," Browner said. "And let him know who I am a little bit."