Minor league hockey owner to reimburse Rob Gronkowski’s spiking fine

Reuters

Rob Gronkowski was fined $7,500 earlier this month for spiking the ball too close to Jets defensive back Donald Strickland, but he’s going to wind up with the money back in his pocket.

The Patriots tight end will be given the same amount of money by the owner of the Worcester Sharks, a minor league hockey team in Worcester, Massachusetts. Michael A. Mudd told the Associated Press that he will give Gronkowski $7,500 and that Gronkowski will spike a ceremonial first puck before a Sharks game against the Providence Bruins in February.

“The Sharks are really excited that Gronkowski took us up on our offer,” Mudd said.

Gronkowski’s powerful spikes are becoming the stuff of legend, probably because he’s scoring touchdowns at a fantastic rate. His 20 touchdowns are the most ever by a tight end in his first two seasons and he’s scored five times in the last three weeks.

40 responses to “Minor league hockey owner to reimburse Rob Gronkowski’s spiking fine

  1. marionbarber24isgod says:
    Nov 25, 2011 5:24 PM
    He’s good thats for sure. Maybe he will be as good as Jason Witten some day.
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    Love Jason Witten. Really good player…super work ethic…super competitor. But if Gronkowski enjoys good health, it’s just a matter of time before he blows right by Witten. The kid is talented in a big way. He has great hands and catches everything, he’s fast, he’s huge and tough, extremely difficult to bring down and is money in the clutch.

  2. @marionbarber24isgod

    Might be time to change your screen name. Barber sucks. Jason Witten is soft. Gronkowski plays like a man. Witten plays like a little girl who thinks she is really popular.

  3. .

    A clear example of how Belichick the GM is absolutely killing the Patriots. Another wasted 2nd round pick rivaled only by the selection of Sebastian Vollmer in the previous year’s second.

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  4. Good for the minor league hockey owner! I’m the same way. Step aside Sally Struthers! Whenever I decide to make a charitable donation I always choose the NFL superstar who was devastated by an unjust fine!

  5. Dude’s an absolute hoss, but this charade strikes me as silly.

    Just pay the $7500 and make sure you are clear of opponents when you celebrate. As much as he scores, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to refine the practice.

    Is there a 23 year-old more on top of the world right now? I’m pretty sure every American male older than 30 has serious Gronk envy right now.

    And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: who the eff is Josh Alper? And who lets him write blog posts?

  6. They aren’t paying his fine you idiots. They are paying him the same anount he was fined to come spike a puck.

  7. In related news, Ndamukong Suh will be paid the equivalent of 3 games checks (which he is expected to lose due to a much-deserved suspension) for spiking a local high school football player prior to the state semi-final game.

  8. ryan6 says: Nov 25, 2011 5:26 PM

    Josh Alper, your dumb.
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    So ryan6 — if you’re going to call out others for being less intelligent than you are at least learn to spell. Fail.

  9. I wonder if the WWF, or whatever it’s called will pay Suh’s eventual fines, and he can show up at one of their pay per view rasslin matches?

  10. It’s pretty ironic that someone originally from Buffalo, NY (Williamsville, NY to be exact) is succeeding on the division rivals of the Bills. Just another cruel twist of fate for Buffalo Bills fans. Ah well good for Rob and hopefully he breaks the record here in Buffalo.

  11. whenever a player gets fined by the league, 100% of that money goes to a charitable fund. $7,500 is chump change for this meathead. the fact that he is allowing a millionaire pay his fine is disgusting. rob, be a man and pay that yourself.

  12. If Aaron Hernandez fixes his dropping issues he’d be way better in the passing game than Gronk. Bold, I know. He misses 2 games and Brady ignores him the rest of the season, that whole offense is tailored to Brady’s mood. Gronk is so good at blocking his jobs will always be secure.

  13. Wow. For those of you wanting to diss Witten, please look at his stats and try again. No One is saying this kid isn’t good and may eventually be great but seriously do yourself a favor and look at what Witten has done in his career. He very well could end up being #2 over Sharpe and may even catch GOnzalez

  14. backindasaddle says:

    marionbarber24isgod says: He’s good thats for sure. Maybe he will be as good as Jason Witten some day.
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    Love Jason Witten. Really good player…super work ethic…super competitor. But if Gronkowski enjoys good health, it’s just a matter of time before he blows right by Witten. The kid is talented in a big way. He has great hands and catches everything, he’s fast, he’s huge and tough, extremely difficult to bring down and is money in the clutch.
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    No, it’s only cause he has Brady.

  15. nicnacbootysmack says:
    Nov 25, 2011 7:15 PM
    They aren’t paying his fine you idiots. They are paying him the same anount he was fined to come spike a puck.

    Oh OK, cuz there’s a difference between that and paying the fine for him.

    Gotcha, homer.

  16. this hockey owner doesn’t have a more useful way to spend $7,500?

    sidenote: Witten doesn’t bring career numbers with him on the field, so they do him no good in 2011. Gronkowski is a much better player.

  17. The stuff of legend? I wasn’t aware Rob Gronkowski invented spiking the football. He must be some kind of time traveling warlock.

  18. PCa Survivor says:
    Nov 25, 2011 7:55 PM
    ryan6 says: Nov 25, 2011 5:26 PM

    Josh Alper, your dumb.
    __________________________

    So ryan6 — if you’re going to call out others for being less intelligent than you are at least learn to spell. Fail.

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    Wouldnt choosing the incorrect “your” be a grammatical error? He didn’t misspell “your”, he just chose poorly (he did have a 33 percent chance)

  19. It’s a paid apperance. It’s a wicked Pissa that he got fined when in the 1st place. By the way.. it’s pronounced WOO-STAH, not WAR-CHES-TAH

  20. gronk is on his rookie contract of 425k per year deduct 50 % for taxes and deduct agent fees , hes not making millions of dollars , so $7500 is a lot of money to him , so i dont blame him for doing this promo event

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