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Rob Gronkowski only wants to talk about football

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With thoughts of a reality television show in mothballs for the moment, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has time to spend on other pursuits.

Based on what Gronkowski had to say to reporters after Patriots practice on Friday, the only thing he has interest in pursuing is football. Gronkowski was asked about several different things during his media session and his answer to all of them was some variation on the theme of Gronkowski only being there to play football. Gronkowski stuck to the script whether the question was about the state of his ankle, pictures of Tom Brady cliff diving, thoughts on losing the Super Bowl or reports that the Patriots asked him to tone down his behavior during the “Summer of Gronk.”

“You can ask the coaches that. It is football time now,” Gronkowski said. “That’s all I’m worried about is football, football, football and getting better on the field every day. All I focus on is football. I love the game, that’s my number one passion.”

Gronkowski isn’t the first player to spend his free time enjoying the many rewards of being young, rich and talented. Some of those players have had a problem finding the line between being a celebrity and doing their jobs, something that winds up costing them both things. If Gronkowski’s actions follow his words, he shouldn’t wind up being one of them.

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10 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski only wants to talk about football”
  1. liljere24 says: Jul 27, 2012 8:55 PM

    I’m not a pats fan, but I think the media is trying to make this a big deal and create controversy. He really hasn’t done anything wrong. Let the guy live his life how he wants, not how the media thinks he should.

  2. luthierjr says: Jul 27, 2012 8:59 PM

    GRONK! GRONK! GRONK!

  3. timpaz says: Jul 27, 2012 9:01 PM

    This knucklehead better get his act together or Belichik will, show him the door, he’s not playing for Mike Stoopid anymore

  4. turkish124 says: Jul 27, 2012 9:08 PM

    He was on vacation from work and he had fun. Now he is back to work so he is focused on work. The media is really reaching here. There are plenty of examples of players who messed up this off-season, this isn’t one of them.

  5. 24chef says: Jul 27, 2012 9:15 PM

    I think its odd how this guy has been given a pass, practically celebrated for what can certainly be described as reckless and careless behavior. Maybe its because he’s such an elite monster on the field. But, most athletes who would willingly flaunt antics such as his would find harsh criticism and little support from the league and its fans.

  6. idealisticapathetic says: Jul 27, 2012 10:09 PM

    Roberto es fiesta.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 27, 2012 10:56 PM

    When asked about the lady on his shoulder, Gronk stuck to football talk and described her as a “short, hanging punt”. Or something like that.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 27, 2012 11:03 PM

    Gronk was surprised that his female followers were so knowledgable about the Combine. They all mention his 11″ hands.

  9. bkostela says: Jul 27, 2012 11:32 PM

    you get caught dancing shirtless just hours after losing the super bowl, supposedly after being so badly injured that you were completely ineffective in the big game. then you follow that up with youtube videos in an attempt to win a spot on the cover of madden. after that, you top it all off by pursuing your own reality television show. if you don’t want to become a story, don’t put yourself out there like you’ve done.

  10. saintsfan1111 says: Jul 28, 2012 3:37 AM

    We’re happy with Jimmy Graham, thank you very much.

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