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Tom Brady, 39 other Super Bowl MVPs expected to attend pregame ceremony Sunday

Super Bowl XLIX Winning Team Head Coach and Chevrolet MVP Press Conference

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Tom Brady of the New England Patriots holds the Super Bowl XLIX MVP trophy during a Chevrolet Super Bowl XLIX MVP press conference folowing the Patriots Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Before the start of Super Bowl 50, the NFL is holding a ceremony to honor the previous Super Bowl MVPs on the field at Levi’s Stadium.

Tom Brady has won three of those awards, but his ongoing legal battle with the league over Deflategate has led some, including Brady’s father, to wonder if he’d take part in an event celebrating the history of the NFL. According to a release from the league on Thursday, Brady will be there.

Brady is one of the 40 past MVPs expected to attend the ceremony before the Panthers and Broncos square off on the field. Bart Starr, who was the MVP of the first two Super Bowls, and Chuck Howley, who became the only MVP from a losing team at Super Bowl V, are expected to take part via video.

Harvey Martin, who shared the Super Bowl XII honors with Cowboys teammate Randy White, died in 2001 and is the only winner not scheduled to be involved in some fashion.