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Tom Brady to attend ceremony honoring Super Bowl MVPs

Tom Brady and fellow three-time MVP Joe Montana will headline the group of Super Bowl MVPs to be honored Sunday.Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO — The NFL confirmed on Thursday that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will, in fact, appear in a pregame ceremony at Super Bowl 50 that will honor 40 of the 43 current Super Bowl MVPs. Brady was named MVP in Super Bowl victories over the Rams, Panthers, and Seahawks, and there had been doubt as to whether Brady would appear for the ceremony given his high-profile battle with the NFL over Deflategate.

Former Patriots receiver Deion Branch, the MVP of the Super Bowl win over the Eagles, is also slated to attend.

The three MVPs who are not scheduled to attend: Packers quarterback Bart Starr (Super Bowl I and II), Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley (Super Bowl V) and Cowboys defensive end Harvey Martin (Super Bowl XII).


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