National Football League suspends Rob Gronkowski 1 game for late hit to head

  • National Football League suspends Rob Gronkowski 1 game for late hit to head

National Football League suspends Rob Gronkowski 1 game for late hit to head

While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's hit on Buffalo Bills rookie Tre'Davious White has been nearly unanimously criticized and led to Gronkowski being suspended for one game, Patriots radio announcer and ex-QB Scott Zolak had a different take.

Considering Gronkowski dove head-first into a defenseless player laying facedown on the turf, drove his elbow into the back of White's head and caused a concussion, it's hard to see how the league doesn't suspended Gronkowski at least a game.

Gronkowski, who was penalized for unnecessary roughness, apologized for the hit after the game.

Belichick was asked how he might deal with potentially not having Gronkowski in Week 14. "I don't have anything else to add".

After the conclusion of New England's 23-3 win, Bill Belichick met Sean McDermott at midfield and apologized for the hit. "We'll address the things that we can address". "It was bulls-. I'm sorry".

A first-team All-Pro selection automatically would trigger the largest possible payday, though, and Gronkowski, a four-time All-Pro, remains a front-runner for that honor. "So I would say on this one if there is some news from the league office we would try to get it to you by close of business today".

"I definitely want to apologize to (White)", he said, in part (via NBC Sports Boston). It was a lot of frustration. "I don't really believe in the type of shots like that, but just through the frustration process, the game of football, emotions - it's just what happened". On the play that resulted in the interception, he felt he was pushed and held. "I was just really frustrated and at that moment it just happened naturally through emotions and frustration", Gronkowski said. "There was a couple of times in the game they're calling me for the craziest stuff ever". And then they don't call that [on White].

"I'm not going to talk about any of the personal calls that I've had", Belichick said.