Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski threw a flying forearm to the head of Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White after White was out of bounds at the tail end of an interception in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 23-3 Patriots win, unfortunately his actions will probably be looked at by the league as they dole out disciplinary action this week.
Any suspension would be completely unwarranted, a fine maybe, but not a suspension. You can’t give Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree a single game suspension (repeat offenders) and put Gronk on the same level as that. This is the first time Gronk has really done anything like this.
Gronkowski addressed the play after the game by apologizing to White.
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“First off I definitely want to apologize to No. 27,” Gronkowski said, via Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston. “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. I don’t really believe in types of shots like that.”
Gronkowski’s frustration came from a lack of calls for holding or illegal contact on Bills defenders, including what he felt was a hold by White before the interception. (Which he was)
“It’s, like, crazy. I mean … Like, what am I supposed to do? And then they don’t call that? It was just frustration. That’s what happened.” Gronkowski has a point, but you don’t want to see this coming from your team. Belichick apologizes to Buffalo had coach Sean McDermott after the game as well.
Bill Belichick apologizes to Sean McDermott for the Gronk hit that gave Tre' White a concussion. Called it bull%^&*. pic.twitter.com/qfkBB9bgid
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