Obama calls Patriots coach Belichick
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President Obama on Thursday called Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots, to congratulate him on winning Super Bowl XLIX.

"The President noted how many of the players stepped up and made contributions towards an exciting finish, including Tom Brady and Malcolm Butler," said the White House in a statement.

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"The President said he looks forward to the team’s visit to the White House to celebrate their victory."

The Patriots clinched their fourth Super Bowl victory on Sunday in a come-from-behind win over the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24.

The Seahawks appeared poised to repeat as champions before their quarterback threw a pass that was intercepted by Butler.

Obama last month hosted the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.