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Gronkowski apologizes in the Gronk-iest way possible

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It’s not that we doubted it before, but now we know for sure.

Logan Mankins was right.

The Patriots veteran guard was talking about teammate Rob Gronkowski, and called him “a big meathead that likes to party and play football.”

That was in reference to the most recent bout of shirtless partying by Bill Belichick’s favorite bro.

Well, according to NESN.com, Gronk has responded in the Gronk-iest way possible, by wandering around Universal Studios posing for pictures with fans and stuffed alligators while wearing a flourescent green tank top that read “Sorry for Partying.”

Because of course he did, that’s why.

As Mankins pointed out, until Gronkowski starts hurting other people, there’s a ceiling on how riled up anyone should get about the guy. Meatheads (and their stuffed alligators) are just trying to have fun.

Photo credit: Instagram/meli_garcia 

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58 Responses to “Gronkowski apologizes in the Gronk-iest way possible”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 13, 2013 12:24 PM

    “Oh, Gronks they wanna have fuuhhhuun, yeah Gronks just wanna have fun…..”.

  2. jrod2173 says: Feb 13, 2013 12:28 PM

    Not gonna lie, probably like the guy even more now. lol

  3. kja22 says: Feb 13, 2013 12:28 PM

    Gronk is the man. Let him have his fun as long as he’s not hurting himself or anyone else. The media needs to stop turning Gronk’s off the field activities into such a big deal.

  4. wtfpft says: Feb 13, 2013 12:28 PM

    The douche level on this guy is through the roof.

  5. simmsmatic says: Feb 13, 2013 12:29 PM

    It’s not the fact that he’s a party animal. Honestly, I completely agree; Gronkowski is causing no one harm. Honestly the only effect Gronk has had on people is giving them a good laugh at his perfectly legal foolishness.

    I think the real problem here is Gronk needs to understand what the media has deemed him as. Yes, his partying is innocent; but if he has one slip up. Just one, the media is going to hawk him down the “I told you so” and blast him. All of these reports monitoring a kid just having fun, are just leading up to when he finally slips like everyone does and they can say “we told you so.”

    That is why he needs to be a little more careful.

  6. paulsmith107 says: Feb 13, 2013 12:36 PM

    Who cares party it up torch deffenses and make the playoffs big guy what are the pats gonna do release you lol you’ll be outta work for less than 5 minutes and the only people hating are scrubs who don’t know how to have fun

  7. fuglyflorio says: Feb 13, 2013 12:36 PM

    People pursue positions of media attention … then complain about it. He’s worked his entire life to be able to play in the NFL. Now he’s somehow surprised by the scrutiny. He should look around next game. I’m sure he’ll be shocked to see thousands of people watching him. They should also let him know that the games are televised. And that many people talk and write about the outcome.

  8. anyonebutbrady says: Feb 13, 2013 12:36 PM

    This guy clearly has too much personality to be a Patriot

  9. theytukrjobs says: Feb 13, 2013 12:38 PM

    Don’t take life to seriously. You’ll never get out alive.

  10. jibzek says: Feb 13, 2013 12:38 PM

    Gronks just pounding drinks, loving life.

    He should wear a shirt for all you Gronk Haters, “Sorry for Spiking!”

    He’ll get 20 Gronk spikes next year.

  11. pewterpiratetampabayray says: Feb 13, 2013 12:42 PM

    He was in ORL so you know there are a bunch of stupid Boston fans there.

  12. whynotusecommonsense says: Feb 13, 2013 12:45 PM

    I’m telling you, the Gronkowski family is the equivalent of the O’doyle family from Billy Madison.

    Sooner or later, that station wagon is going to slide off the cliff.

  13. sfraider says: Feb 13, 2013 12:54 PM

    It’s all fun and games until someone Gronks an eye out.

  14. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Feb 13, 2013 12:57 PM

    Gronk is great. I sure wish he didn’t play for such a jacked up franchise.

  15. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 13, 2013 12:58 PM

    Word is also that Gronk was very warmly received last October in England. His TD celebrations in that game were pretty epic too – as was his explanation about “that little nutcracker dude”!

    Gots to love the Gronk!

  16. cosanostra71 says: Feb 13, 2013 12:59 PM

    Never be sorry for partying.

  17. blacknole08 says: Feb 13, 2013 1:01 PM

    He’s not hurting anyone so what’s the big deal?

    Let the man live his life.

  18. joshm5683 says: Feb 13, 2013 1:03 PM

    I agree with Simmsmatic that if he slips up he is gonna be piled on, but that until then people are kind of overreacting. Honestly, I have met a ton of athletes in my day and guys like Gronk are the best because they seem nice and interact with fans and don’t act better than everyone else. At 23, he is doing just normal 23 year old stuff, just with a larger budget and no student loans to pay off.

  19. jerradhendricks says: Feb 13, 2013 1:05 PM

    Test

  20. phiddysent says: Feb 13, 2013 1:09 PM

    Gronk should be able to legally party all he wants. Just don’t drive. But just know this Mr. Gronk….it only takes one woman….to decide they really thought you “loved” them after that one night stand….to file a criminal complaint….then you’re hosed.

  21. coltzfan166 says: Feb 13, 2013 1:11 PM

    Yeah, that’s not an apology. It’s a sarcastic response to his critics. But I like it. I like the Gronk.

  22. finsrule2222 says: Feb 13, 2013 1:14 PM

    Gronk is the man. Such a Frat Star.

  23. jnbnet says: Feb 13, 2013 1:14 PM

    fuglyflorio says:
    Feb 13, 2013 12:36 PM
    People pursue positions of media attention … then complain about it. He’s worked his entire life to be able to play in the NFL. Now he’s somehow surprised by the scrutiny. He should look around next game. I’m sure he’ll be shocked to see thousands of people watching him. They should also let him know that the games are televised. And that many people talk and write about the outcome.

    Where did you see anything about Gronk complainimng about it?

  24. nolahxc says: Feb 13, 2013 1:20 PM

    Gronk is everything we wanted to be when we were kids. I applaud him!

  25. randy001 says: Feb 13, 2013 1:22 PM

    *Checks calendar* Yep, it’s the offseason.

    Have fun, Gronk!

    See you in September.

  26. johntonioholmes says: Feb 13, 2013 1:22 PM

    Actually pretty funny.

  27. shaggytoodle says: Feb 13, 2013 1:23 PM

    Not a NE fan, totally indifferent on the guy, but Party ON Gronk.

    Everyone wants to get all over him, he’s out having a drinks, SO WHAT! He’s not jumping behind the wheel I am assuming, cuz there would be video of that out there too.

    He seems like a fun dude. Some people after a few drinks want to start punching people.

    Leave him be.

  28. malab377 says: Feb 13, 2013 1:31 PM

    –> 15 <– days without an arrest.

    I have no problem with Gronk.

  29. gostlcards5 says: Feb 13, 2013 1:34 PM

    fuglyflorio says: Feb 13, 2013 12:36 PM

    People pursue positions of media attention … then complain about it. He’s worked his entire life to be able to play in the NFL. Now he’s somehow surprised by the scrutiny.
    —————————————————————————————————-

    I’m a Colts fan, so far be it for me to defend a Patriot player (although I certainly do have a healthy respect for their accomplishments), but….

    – Who said he is complaining? No one, according to everything I have read/heard.
    – Who says he is “surprised by the scrutiny”? Again, no one.

    I think he sees/hears what is being said and/or written about him, and he is addressing it in the funniest way he can think of. He’s a kid, who happens to be a multi-millionaire, that is having a good time on HIS TIME. The only real issue would occur IF he injured himself worse.

    Leave Gronk alone, because he is not the worst example of a person off the field that the NFL has, and we’re not talking by a little…we’re talking by leaps and bounds.

  30. j0esixpack says: Feb 13, 2013 1:39 PM

    I’m all for leaving this guy alone – he’s living the dream – millionaire football player partying with porn stars.

    But when he starts doing wrestling moves or lifting girls with a recently re-broken forearm, he needs a talking to

    He’s been out of the playoffs two years in a row with injuries. Having him healthy could very well have been the difference that would have given the Patriots their 5th Super Bowl ring in 11 years.

    He needs to get healthy and stay healthy and perform (on the field that is). No one cares about anything else.

    Thus far he’s not done that.

  31. biffnasty says: Feb 13, 2013 1:39 PM

    as the famous Admiral Ackbar would say *It’s a Trap*

  32. ampats says: Feb 13, 2013 1:43 PM

    The issue that everyone wants to ignore is today everyone has camera phone so anything that someone does gets recorded.

    Can you imagine if they had camera phones following Joe Namath, Michael Irvin, Lawrence Taylor what could have been recorded?

    Gronk is a 23 year old who loves football and life. By most of the comments on here,sounds like most people would like to have the Gronk issue on their team .

  33. ravenator says: Feb 13, 2013 1:44 PM

    Bear Down Gronk.

  34. threefingerclown says: Feb 13, 2013 1:45 PM

    As long as Gronk doesn’t drive drunk/rape women in toilet stalls/start a bunch of fistfights/carry a gun everywhere he goes/beat his girlfriend, Gronk can do whatever the hell Gronk wants.

  35. larryboodry says: Feb 13, 2013 1:46 PM

    I like this guy…As long as he doesn’t drink and drive, let him have fun, life is too short to be lived docilely.

  36. theytukrjobs says: Feb 13, 2013 1:47 PM

    Partying is fun but if you post shirtless photos, knowing they’ll be scrutinized, then you go out and respond to the scrutiny with more zanyness I personally think that puts you somewhat into Kardashian territory. I bet part of the reason he does what he does and how he does it is not that he’s super carefree but rather than he likes the attention, or just likes trolling the uptight media types.

  37. jebdamone says: Feb 13, 2013 1:51 PM

    I LOVE gronk. I wish there were more football players like him out there. heck, i wish there were more people like him out there. dude obviously loves life.

  38. patriotenvy says: Feb 13, 2013 1:55 PM

    He keeps getting his butt kicked on the field, so he has to have fun off it I guess. For such a big guy he sure gets hurt a lot. if money and fame is his only concern than he will have no regrets maybe. But if he is smart…. never mind.

  39. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Feb 13, 2013 1:57 PM

    I am not a fan of the Pats nor the Gronk. As the Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” But why do you people care so much about the Gronk’s stupid?

  40. pillowporkers says: Feb 13, 2013 1:57 PM

    I’m pretty sure “Sorry for Partying” is a pretty common phrase around college campuses. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was just wearing it to wear the shirt, and it had nothing to do with the media jackals. I don’t think he cares.

  41. comebackid says: Feb 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    He’s out of Arizona and I’ve been there for a few games and they party hardy. Gronk is just a party guy not hurting anybody and he’s 24 people, you remember what 24 was like let the kid live a little.

  42. whiteknightblackheart says: Feb 13, 2013 2:11 PM

    I have every reason not to like this guy, but it is really hard not to!

  43. shaggytoodle says: Feb 13, 2013 2:17 PM

    larryboodry says: Feb 13, 2013 1:46 PM

    I like this guy…As long as he doesn’t drink and drive, let him have fun, life is too short to be lived docilely.
    ______________________

    I agree 100%, life isn’t worth stalling.

  44. clayrodg says: Feb 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    Stud. Enough said.

  45. shlort says: Feb 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    The Gronk is an awesome dude. He is old school. He doesnt fit in because everyone thinks they have the right to thell everyone else what to do.

    Bottom line, Gronk is an adult and can have a few drinks and dance with his shirt off. It is his life.

  46. db105 says: Feb 13, 2013 3:13 PM

    Dude has character and he’s great on the field. Nothing wrong with partying responsibly. He just has to realize that when he is still recovering from injuries that it may not look proper to do things that would negatively affect the healing. Good thing he’s a star or he might get hit with a false workers comp.

  47. bullcharger says: Feb 13, 2013 3:15 PM

    theytukrjobs says:Feb 13, 2013 1:47 PM

    Partying is fun but if you post shirtless photos, knowing they’ll be scrutinized, then you go out and respond to the scrutiny with more zanyness I personally think that puts you somewhat into Kardashian territory. I bet part of the reason he does what he does and how he does it is not that he’s super carefree but rather than he likes the attention, or just likes trolling the uptight media types.

    ——————————

    Don’t think so… I think he just does what he does because he wants to. I don’t think he’s playing an angle. He’s just actually a fun loving crazy guy.

  48. bullcharger says: Feb 13, 2013 3:24 PM

    He had the most TDs (11) of any tight end this year even though he started 11 games. he has 38 passing TDs in 3 seasons. Tony Gonzalez had 15 in his first 3 years. Jerry Rice had 40 and that was with 22 in one year. Gronk has started his career in a way no one else has. As for the injuries, he certainly could have helped the Patriots more deep in the playoffs, but he’s only missed time this year. 5 games in the regular season and basically 2 in the playoffs with the broken arm. Leave the guy as is and stop bugging him.

  49. bullcharger says: Feb 13, 2013 3:36 PM

    Continuing from my last post, Randy Moss (43), Jerry Rice (40), Rob Gronkowski (38) have the most receiving TDs after 3 years in the NFL. Moss in 48 games, Rice in 44 games and Gronk in 43 games. Pretty amazing.

  50. deltaoracle says: Feb 13, 2013 3:38 PM

    Hired a clown for my kid’s party who was much less abrasive and definitely a lot less expensive.

  51. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 13, 2013 4:43 PM

    Gronk needs to be on that jersey shore show or something.

  52. 3fingerlenny says: Feb 13, 2013 7:03 PM

    Dude is a legend

  53. letemplay says: Feb 13, 2013 7:33 PM

    I love this guy!

    Quickly becoming my favorite non-Raven player.

  54. shawnc16 says: Feb 13, 2013 8:16 PM

    I don’t like the patriots so I want to dislike this guy but he seems to be a real fun cool guy.

  55. patsfan13 says: Feb 13, 2013 8:22 PM

    As the Bible said; Rejoice young man in thy youth.

  56. patssteelersorgiants says: Feb 14, 2013 2:22 AM

    Big Ben 2.0

    Can’t wait for the accusations to start in a few years when he’s 33 and can’t get the ladies like he used to.

  57. patsfiend says: Feb 14, 2013 1:12 PM

    I’m all for the Gronkenator partying hard in the offseason.

    However, pulling wrestling moves on a twice-broken arm es no bueno senior Gronk. I think Tedy and Willie are right on… this kid needs to get serious. The Pats need him healthy.

  58. patssteelersorgiants says: Feb 17, 2013 12:00 AM

    Gronk, muscle building proteins make bones weak, increase the calcium…

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