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Why wasn’t Tim Thomas at the White House today?

The 2011 ESPY Awards - Press Room

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: NHL player Tim Thomas poses in the press room after winning the ESPY for Best Championship Performance at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Boston goalie Tim Thomas decided to pass on the Bruins’ visit to the White House today where his teammates were feted by President Barack Obama for winning the Stanley Cup.

It’s not clear why Thomas skipped the ceremony – he’ll reportedly release a statement on his Facebook page later today.

In the meantime, we���ll pass on the following tweets from those speculating on his absence.


Tim Thomas


So yeah, this probably won’t be a big deal or anything.