Here's #Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski @RobGronkowski after the game and his apology to @TreWhite16.
"I'm not in the business of that. It was just a lot of frustration. I was just really frustrated at that moment. Just want to apologize to Tre'Davious White." pic.twitter.com/NLQkrwm2DB
— Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) December 3, 2017
I️t’s pretty uncommon to see a Patriots player totally lose their cool and commit a stupid penalty, but it was down right bizarre to see Rob Gronkowski let his emotions get the best of him when he delivered a dirty late hit to Bill’s CB Tre’Davious White.
— Justin Hardie (@OrangeHardie) December 3, 2017
Now, I️ think it’s safe to say that Gronk didn’t mean to pile drive his elbow directly into White’s brain, as Gronk has literally never done anything dirty like that during his whole career, but it happened, and there’s really no excuse for it. Gronk was frustrated (rightly so) by the lack of a penalty on the play and simply snapped by laying the uncharacteristic hit on White.
It’s a bad look for Gronk, who is normally universally loved by all, but he’s just going to have to take his lumps (and fine by the League) and move on. He apologized and that’s that. Though I️ guess that this does prove that an angry Gronk is in fact a dangerous Gronk.