Gronkowski apologizes in the Gronk-iest way possible

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 

58 responses to “Gronkowski apologizes in the Gronk-iest way possible

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.
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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 .

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.
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    I agree 100%, life isn’t worth stalling.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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    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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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