The New England Patriots should know Rob Gronkowski’s fate by the end of the business day on Monday.
“Review is ongoing. As a broad point, when it comes to suspensions, we do our very best to try to let the team know as early in the week as we can,” NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said, per Mike Reiss of ESPN. “Monday is our internal goal. So I would say, on this one, if there is some news from the league office, we would hope to get it to you by the close of business today.”
Gronkowski is facing disciplinary action by the NFL for his cheap shot on Buffalo Bills rookie Tre’Davious White that left the cornerback concussed in Sunday’s 23-3 New England win. Gronk was called for unnecessary roughness but was not ejected for his illegal move.
The Patriots tight end apologized for his actions following the game. Yet, the NFL should suspended Gronkowski for what he did.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the NFL’s decision is beyond his control on a Monday conference call.
“Well, I’d say on anything that is out of our control, such as injuries that could go down to pregame workouts and so forth, things that are out of our control are out of our control,” Belichick said, per Zack Cox of NESN. “We’ll address what we can address.”
The Patriots play the Miami Dolphins in Week 14. A game that should be without Gronkowski.