The play that everyone was talking about yesterday and today finally has an outcome. After much scrutiny from the sports world and the NFL, the league has decided to suspend Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski for the late hit to Tre’Davious White.
The suspension will be one game according to Albert Breer. Gronk will reportedly appeal the suspension that would cost him $281,000 in game cash and roster bonus money.
NFL announces that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has been suspended for one game for diving on Bills CB Tre'Davious White.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 4, 2017
There was much debate as Gronk isn’t a repeat offender and this is really his first time ever doing something like this, but the league had to send a message that doing this isn’t acceptable. That being said, the league should also look at the fact that teams can gripe and grab Gronk all game long and no flags ever come of it, meanwhile the slightest touch lands Gronk an OPI penalty. This was nothing but frustration taking over and while I don’t think the hit was right, I understand why he did it. The one game suspension to me seems fair. Anything more than that would have been ridiculous in comparison to others. With Gronk suspended and Bennett on IR, the Patriots are going into this weekend’s game Vs. Miami with Jacob Hollister and Dwayne Allen at tight end… woof