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Rob Gronkowski’s “Summer of Gronk” Sacked
- Updated: July 15, 2012
Rob Gronkowski seems to be everywhere lately–since his post-Superbowl loss shirtless dancing (if you want to call it dancing) with Matt Light in Indy, to appearing on a dating reality show The Choice, playing a game of “Will it Break” on SportsNation on ESPN, serving customers their morning coffee at Dunkin Donuts in Foxborough, shaving his head to benefit kids with cancer, dancing and singing shirtless at teammate Zoltan Mesko’s charity “Zolioke” event, to partying at the premiere of Ted and for the release his ESPN Magazine Body Issue cover (and the nude photos inside it), to being nominated for two ESPYs last week, winning a celebrity home run derby in Buffalo, NY and donating money to a rehab facility in Buffalo as well–I’m exhausted just writing all of that out, but the “Summer of Gronk” seems to be running like the Energizer Bunny.
At least it was until today.
Per a league source, Rob Gronkowski was told by the New England Patriots that the “Summer of Gronk” is over. With training camp kicking off in just over a week, they’d like their star tight end to lay low for the upcoming weeks leading into the preseason, and asked that he cut back on the number of public appearances and wild antics that we’ve been enjoying all summer long.
The Patriots, coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft, are notorious for keeping a low-profile (with the exception of this recent incident), so Gronk had to know that eventually his post-fraternity antics wouldn’t be tolerated, especially after Chad Ochocinco’s shenanigans throughout last season were not well-received. While Gronk seems to be the first to be disciplined, linebacker Brandon Spikes is probably in line for the next slap on the wrist, as he frequently updates his social media accounts with things that are not always fit to print.
Fans will probably see a little less of Rob Gronkowski in the next few weeks, but you can always catch him at Gillette Stadium when training camp opens on the July 26th.