Gronkowski is a walking talking moron that demonstrates exactly what is wrong with the nation these days in more ways that are immediately noticeable.
We all know that he had a late hit in last week’s game that was absolutely out of line.
If you aren’t familiar with it see my post on that topic: https://timothyimholt.com/2017/12/05/tredavious-white-versus-the-freight-train/
The NFL official statement written by Jon Runyan, Vice President of football operations said the following:
“Your actions were not incidental, could have been avoided and placed the opposing player at risk of serious injury. The Competition Committee has clearly expressed its goal of ‘eliminating flagrant hits that have no place in our game.’ Those hits include the play you were involved in yesterday,”
Gronkowski after the game apologized and then made some really weak excuse about “frustration.” Yeah, ok, it’s the fourth quarter, the Patriots are clearly going to win, so I get the frustration? Is there a sarcasm emoji on this thing?
This is a picture of Gronk after the game. Does he look sorry?
So Gronk gets a 1 game suspension, and he appealed that. 1 game. That’s it. My mother used to ground me for longer than that for being 20 minutes late on curfew (ok that was almost 30 years ago but still).
This isn’t about right or wrong, it isn’t even about sending a message or stopping this kind of behavior. Gronk gets people to tune in. This is about ratings and money. The owners want him to play so their TV deals can be more profitable, that’s all this is.
Sit down Gronk, be a man (for once), own up to what you did and do more than an apology you were forced to give. I expect more of my 8 year old than that.