Rob Gronkowski’s great day catching the football was overshadowed by his dumb WWE-style spear to the back of Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White on Sunday.
The New England Patriots tight end lost his temper following a Tom Brady interception in which the tight end thought he was being held. Gronkowski apologized for the bone-headed decision after the game.
“First off I definitely want to apologize to No. 27. I’m not in the business of that. It was just a lot of frustration. I was just really frustrated at that moment,” Gronkowski said, per Phil Perry of NBC Sports. “Just want to apologize to Tre’Davious White. I don’t really believe in types of shots like that.”
It turns out that White suffered a concussion due to the unnecessary hit. The officials called a personal foul for the cheat shot. But that is a light punishment. Gronk should have been ejected. There is no place for that in football.
Bills coach Sean McDermott said as much following the team’s 23-3 loss.
“I don’t think there’s any place in the game for that. It’s unfortunate,” McDermott said, per Kimberly Jones of NFL Network.
A fine or suspension could be forthcoming for Gronkowski.
Rob Gronkowski update
Dean Blandino, the former NFL vice president of officiating turned Fox sports analyst, said after the game that Rob Gronkowski should have been ejected from the contest and the NFL could suspend the tight end.
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