Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White has no interest in starting a feud with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
During the Bills first 2017 matchup against the Patriots in early December, while White was on the ground, Gronkowski was upset about not getting a pass-interference call and dove into the back of White’s head using a forearm. Gronkowski was flagged, and later suspended for one game, while White had to go into concussion protocol—he didn’t miss any games.
White has already said that he has moved on from the incident, and he took it a step further on Wednesday, expressing regret for calling Gronkowski a dirty player.
“As I got a chance to think about it, that was just childish,” Davis said, via ESPN’s Mike Rodak. “It was childish, but I got over it and I’m past it.”
Davis is specifically referring to comments he made when Gronkowski was only given a one-game suspension for the hit.
“He is what he did,” Davis said earlier in December to Rodak. “Dirty shot, so what does that make him? Dirty player. Simple.”
Gronkowski did apologize shortly after the game.
Davis taking the high road could be considered admirable, and he did need to move on from it before the Bills’ Week 16 matchup against Patriots.
However, his feelings after the hit were justified. That was an extremely dirty play, that could’ve had a much worse result.