Tim Thomas didn't make the trip to the White House yesterday to meet President Obama with the rest of his Boston Bruins teammates. But Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was on hand for the official team visit and brought a couple of guests along with him: two black eyes. And it left a lot of people confused. Was he trying to blend in with the hockey crowd? Show off his toughness to a bunch of NHL players? Make headlines for looking like he'd just gone 15 rounds with Mike Tyson?

Nope, nope, and nope. Instead, Senator Kerry was sporting a pair of black eyes as a result of a "friendly game of hockey" that he played in over the holidays with his family. It left the former Presidential candidate with a broken nose and two shiners. Ouch. That definitely looks like it hurt, Senator.

[via ThePostGame]

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