Patriots push the brakes on the Summer of Gronk

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Ah, to be young and rich and Rob Gronkowski.

The Patriots tight end has enjoyed quite a run, with a new contract, an appearance on a reality dating show, a win in a celebrity home run derby and most recently, a tasteful nude cover of a magazine.

But according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the Patriots have put an end to the fun.

Citing a league source, the report said Gronkowski “has been told by the team that his summer of Gronk, so to speak, is over.”

They can only hope this episode doesn’t end in a hospital room, with Gronkowski trying to learn to swing his arms.

It’s no surprise they want his head in the game with training camp just around the corner. But no matter how uptight an organization is, watching Gronkowski’s like a cartoon for adults, and part of the reason the league is as great as it is.

16 responses to “Patriots push the brakes on the Summer of Gronk

  1. I agree with New England. This is big bussiness and camp is rolling around in a couple weeks’ , it’s time for Gronkowski to get his mind right and focus on what he’s getting paid all that money to do. After making such an investment, i’m sure the Kraft family, and Coach is not having it, this is the Patriots organization, if you get my meaning.

  2. The Patriots are locked down. That’s the way you gotta do it, sadly. This is a business and you gotta tell your players to act like professionals and not celebrities.

  3. And this is why the Patriots are SB contenders every year. Like any well run business they don’t put up with off-the- field nonsense during work hours.

  4. With all the criminal scumbags that make news in the NFL, I find myself really liking Gronk.

    He’s young. He’s rich. He’s a stud on the field.

    Why shouldn’t he enjoy his time in the spotlight? He’s not “making it rain”, hitting women in clubs, getting stabbed by his wife, shooting people, getting shot, etc.

    I’m a dolphins fan, but I can still appreciate this guy’s style. Keep it up, Gronk. If I were you, I would be doing the same things.

  5. Oh what happened to all the Pats fans saying ” oh he’s just a young guy having fun, leave him alone”. Now the Pats have had enough of the Gronk Gong show and they’re all like ” good on the Pats for ending his fun” – Hypocrites.

  6. rg3enoughsaid says:
    Jul 15, 2012 10:36 AM
    Gronk doesnt get the start in week 1 for disciplinary reasons… calling it. Bill doesnt mess aroumd
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    Oh I sure hope not. Gronk hasn’t done anything to warrant that. Maybe they aren’t concerned as much as to what he’s done so far, just that “recess is over” so to speak. He’s a young guy who just got a nice extension for good money. It would be pretty normal to get a little wrapped up in that I think. I don’t think he has a malicious/lazy bone in his body but he may not realize how much time this stuff can take away from study time etc when camp rolls around.

  7. They would have loved Chad Johnson in New England bigddaddy. They got stuck with Chad Ochocino.

  8. Screw all the Pats haters. This was inevitable.

    Sorry Gronk, we love you man but it was time to reign it in a bit. Hope you had fun, now its time to go back to work and I know you will.

  9. This isn’t something negative, they aren’t disciplining him, just telling him that vacation is over and it’s time to go back to work. And he will do it happily.

  10. The stuff he does is by and large harmless. He’s an over-sized sports cartoon, kinda like Shaq twenty years ago.
    But it’s a good message for N.E. to send. He’s only 23 and his success and notoriety came quickly, so reign him in now and remind him of the business at hand. He has a chance to be as good as any TE we’ve ever seen.

  11. they should tell him to make it through a full season without breaking & then he can do whatever he wants in the offseason

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