Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White will see New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski this weekend, in a rematch of the game where Gronkowski threw a cheap shot after the whistle and gave White a concussion.
Gronkowski was suspended for one game for the hit, and the Patriots lost that game to the Miami Dolphins.
When asked, White did stress that he wants to move on from the incident. At the same time, he called Gronkowski out for not doing one key thing that he probably should have done immediately.
“While Gronk issued a public apology, he hasn’t issued a private one,” noted NBC’s Michael David Smith. “White said today on PFT Live that Gronkowski never apologized to him. White said he doesn’t know if Gronkowski will say anything to him when they face each other on Sunday, but at this point White is ready to move on.”
He knows it’s been a big story, both because the act was so out of character for Gronkowski and because of the resulting suspension to the best tight end in the league. But White just wants to focus on the game.
“I’ll just line up and play football,” he said.
When the hit happened, White had no idea who had run into him or why. The play was dead and he was already lying on the ground. He did say that he watched tape of the hit, though, and didn’t like what he saw.
“It was disgusting,” White said. “It was bad to watch. But I’m past it and I’m just looking forward to competing again with him on Sunday.”