New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been suspended one game for his late hit on Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White, an unsportsmanlike act that seemed to upset coach Bill Belichick. "I'm not in the business of that". And then they don't call that.
White intercepted Brady on a deep pass down the right sideline with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, lying face-down on the ground to secure the ball. "I've just got to keep playing and just keep playing hard". It's like a wrestling move.
"He's a hell of a player, and a good person". Tackle him. You don't need to drive your shoulder or elbow into him. If a ban is announced today, it would allow Gronkowski time to have a potential appeal heard before the Patriots get too far into practice for next week's game.
Runyan also issued a personal statement directed to Gronkowski, where he made it clear that the competition committee believes his actions were intentional. "We'll see him again in a few weeks".
Patriots coach Bill Belichick apologized to Bills coach Sean McDermott for Gronkowski's hit, calling the hit "bull--".
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Gronkowski will appeal the suspension, which would cost him $281,250 in lost salary. When someone on Twitter questioned his reasoning, McGinest responded: "I base my opinions off watching all the National Football League games and evaluating similar scenarios like the A.j Green/Ramsey fight which was".
"I'm sure the league office is going to have something to say about it", guard Richie Incognito said. "It's not something we have any control over".
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. Gronkowski was also frustrated with previous calls against him, saying the referees called him for the "craziest stuff ever" on a couple of occasions earlier in the game.