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Gronkowski canceled Vegas trip

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With a fourth arm surgery looming on Monday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made the decision that millions have made when choosing their pre-surgical activities.

Gronk decided not to go to Las Vegas.

Originally, he was going, on what a jet-sharing service that will get no more free publicity here called via mass emails sent Friday afternoon a “once in a lifetime opportunity to spend time with a living Patriots legend,” with four seats in the cabin of a private jet.

The jet-sharing service that will get no more free publicity here tweeted that Gronkowski canceled the trip.  It’s the second smartest thing Gronkowski has done during his three years in the NFL, behind his sell-high-in-hindsight decision to sign a long-term deal after only two NFL seasons.

Gronkowski will undergo forearm surgery on Monday, and it’s regarded as probable that back surgery will occur three or four weeks from now.  So there’s still time for a another pre-op jaunt to Sin City.

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35 Responses to “Gronkowski canceled Vegas trip”
  1. misterdreamer119 says: May 19, 2013 8:05 PM

    Hes finished.

  2. tedmurph says: May 19, 2013 8:08 PM

    Gronk, it’s Bill Belichick, line 1.

  3. drohanimal says: May 19, 2013 8:25 PM

    Celek and Ertz are the next formiddable TE Duo. Gronk is on the decline.

  4. gvboot says: May 19, 2013 8:28 PM

    Party foul.

  5. kacapaco says: May 19, 2013 8:29 PM

    he has broken arm and injured back that need surgery and was planning sin city madness? man, this fella is truly MEAT HEAD. Pats got screwed to give that monster contract.

  6. swashbucklin says: May 19, 2013 8:32 PM

    Hi my name is mike florio and I post the same story over and over because I need to generate page clicks to make money from ads.

    I forgot to name drop tim tebow

  7. annes22 says: May 19, 2013 8:34 PM

    Gronk has a big problem with his arm. If he has a staph infection, it’ s very hard to clear up. How many more surgeries can he endure?? It could be over for him.

  8. tedmurph says: May 19, 2013 8:48 PM

    Those predicting Gronk’s demise may be jumping the gun a little, we’ll see. Bet there’s no lingering infection, bet he’s ready for camp.

    The Philly TEs aren’t even in the top 5.
    1. Gronk/Hernandez(until proven different)
    2. Gresham/Eifert
    3. VDavis/VMcDonald
    4. CFleener/DAllen
    5. Witten/GEscobar

  9. valhalla2013 says: May 19, 2013 8:50 PM

    Roids Revenge

  10. ken49ers says: May 19, 2013 8:50 PM

    I had a sandwich today.

  11. majormeatcurtains says: May 19, 2013 9:00 PM

    Fool probably had a once in a lifetime ramp accident and chipped his tooth on the way down. Check with Icky to see if he can teach you the shuffle fool.

  12. billysabre says: May 19, 2013 9:07 PM

    Why wouldn’t you go to Vegas??

  13. gonavybeatarmy says: May 19, 2013 9:08 PM

    Lesson learned while I was 17 in the Marine Corps- skank hoes make you ill.

  14. doggeatdogg says: May 19, 2013 9:14 PM

    It’s possible he has a staph infection (MRSA) which it’s difficult to vanquish and made worse when top of the line antibiotics fail. In addition to that he is probably not resting properly or working out due to his arm and his back, compounded by the extra pounds from ETOH calories, laziness bread in partying and girly distractions. Too much even for the best of mortals. I’m surprised Bill has not reign him in yet.

  15. wsperegoiv says: May 19, 2013 9:38 PM

    It’s tough to include a TE duo as being great when these rookies haven’t even played a down yet…

  16. roymunson1 says: May 19, 2013 10:05 PM

    What, no love for having the trip with just Edelman?

  17. ilovefoolsball says: May 19, 2013 10:26 PM

    Jimmy Graham > Gronk

  18. fordmandalay says: May 19, 2013 10:27 PM

    10 years from now he’ll be the subject of a ‘Remember Him?’ retrospective. Maybe in 5 years.

  19. abninf says: May 19, 2013 10:32 PM

    He probably would have broken a hip walking off the plane.

  20. rj2013 says: May 19, 2013 10:43 PM

    What a Joke! What you have neglected to mention in this article, is Gronk cancelled his trip to spend Saturday in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with many kids and parents from the community who were effected by the tragedy in December. Look it up, and write about that story. Maybe it’s time to recognize teams and players for the positive things they do in the community, and stop focusing on all the negatives.

  21. Duckhomie says: May 19, 2013 10:55 PM

    No booze while taking the meds to kill the infection…my guess is that he still parties and it is gonna cost him.

  22. floridaslonechargersfan says: May 19, 2013 11:13 PM

    Ultimate fist-pumping opportunity missed here Gronk.

  23. floridaslonechargersfan says: May 19, 2013 11:14 PM

    Belichick said to go to Vegas but strictly forbade Gronk to fist pump. With all the fun taken out of the trip, Gronk decided not to go.

  24. mackcarrington says: May 20, 2013 12:23 AM

    Gronk is typical of young studs. He thinks he is immortal and nothing can stop or hurt him. I don’t think that he even believes that he broke his arm. And of course he is going to still drink, despite the fact that it will negate the antibiotics. “Me Gronk ! No doctor tells Gronk how to live his life!!!”.

  25. thebadguyswon says: May 20, 2013 12:26 AM

    This guy is done. Hope he saved some money.

  26. japmen says: May 20, 2013 12:27 AM

    A lot of people hating on a young man enjoying life. It’s his money, his career, and his life. Let him enjoy it how he wants to. He’s made his fortune so either you’re jealous, or you’re a Pats fan. Because no one else should care.

  27. alexharris22 says: May 20, 2013 1:53 AM

    Gronk will be back he is not done yet this Super Bowl will be his Super Bowl year I bet if you don’t see him at the starting of the season you will see him at the final.the pat will win this Super Bowl I can bet on it.

  28. RexCanCoach says: May 20, 2013 6:51 AM

    Pats are behind Broncos and Ravens in the pecking order of the AFC this upcoming season. They can still go 10-6 this season and make playoffs, but no Gronk = no title.

  29. rlj2170 says: May 20, 2013 7:28 AM

    A football career is very short. take your millions and have fun after the career is over

  30. MTLighthouse69 says: May 20, 2013 7:38 AM

    I don’t believe for a minute that it was Grankowski’s decision not to go. IMO, someone must have gotten in his ear ant told him to clean up his act. If it was his decision alone not to go, then why would he plan on going to Las Vegas in the first place?

  31. luckyarmpit says: May 20, 2013 11:29 AM

    I hardly think that a guy that’s only been in the league a couple of years, and has missed about the same amount of games he’s played due to injuries, hardly qualifies as a “living legend”. And yes, the noise you hear is my eyes rolling.

  32. rc33 says: May 20, 2013 11:34 AM

    He’s 24 and people are writing off the remainder of his career. Laughable. Four surgeries on a forearm is certainly alarming but heck; at least its not a knee, and ankle or a tendon. And if a disc problem in his back needs to be addressed, take care of it now. It’s not a major operation and unrelated to the back issue he had at Arizona.
    The surgery today to remove the plate was going to happen, one way or another. The key is…as we’ll find out this afternoon…is whether the infection in his forearm has cleared up. If thats gone, I think he’s still got a good chance of not missing any games.

  33. jonnydapat says: May 20, 2013 1:03 PM

    @luckyarmpits
    It’s amazing how haters like you puke your opinions. Gronkowski has played in the NFL three seasons, started 43 and missed 5 regular season games. Post season started 4 and missed 3. First three seasons in the NFL touchdown leaders: 1st Jerry Rice, 2nd Randy Moss, 3rd Rob Gronkowski. The first two without a doubt are Hall of Fame players and yes living legends. As it stands I’ll put my belief in Rob to continue to produce at the level he has up to this point. Check your facts, there’s a reason people of your ilk hate on the young man, it’s because (up untill this point in his career) he has been a great player.

  34. surfinbird1 says: May 20, 2013 1:45 PM

    Hope the kid recovers. He was special to watch when in there. I agree with Steven A. on this one,when he said a few days ago that had Gronk been been healthy,the Patriots would have two more rings. He was/is a game changer.

  35. luckyarmpit says: May 20, 2013 2:44 PM

    jonnydapat says:
    May 20, 2013 1:03 PM
    @luckyarmpits
    It’s amazing how haters like you puke your opinions. Gronkowski has played in the NFL three seasons, started 43 and missed 5 regular season games. Post season started 4 and missed 3. First three seasons in the NFL touchdown leaders: 1st Jerry Rice, 2nd Randy Moss, 3rd Rob Gronkowski. The first two without a doubt are Hall of Fame players and yes living legends. As it stands I’ll put my belief in Rob to continue to produce at the level he has up to this point. Check your facts, there’s a reason people of your ilk hate on the young man, it’s because (up untill this point in his career) he has been a great player.

    I’m impressed with your proper use of the word “ilk”. *claps* Very, very good. However, I’m not “hating” on the young man; I’m hating on the airline that called an injury-prone 3-year player (and yes I got that wrong) a living legend. Play 10-15 seasons and depending on your accomplishments during that time, I may or may not agree with it. Play 3 seasons and miss a bunch of games, the LAST thing you are, is a “living legend”.

    So who’s puking their opinions now? *shakes head* Typical Pats fan, lol.

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