Tim Thomas: Six other athletes who snubbed the White House

Not that many Americans have the opportunity to be on the White House guest list. Here's a list of athletes who have snubbed US presidents.

Manny Ramirez

When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2007, outfielder Manny Ramirez did not attend the White House ceremony.

"I’m sorry [Ortiz’s] running mate, Manny Ramirez, isn’t here,’’ President Bush said. “I guess his grandmother died again. Just kidding. Tell Manny I didn’t mean it,” ESPN reported.

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