Tre’Davious White: Gronk could have broken my neck, one game is a joke

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Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White is not happy that the NFL only gave Patriots cornerback Rob Gronkowski a one-game suspension for his cheap shot on Sunday.

White said today that Gronkowski’s hit was dangerous and could have caused a severe injury, and that the NFL’s suspsension was woefully inadequate.

It’s a joke,” White said. “I don’t know what to say on that. I’m laying there, he [hit] me with my back turned. He could’ve broken my neck. I’ve got a son to raise.”

White also said Gronkowski hasn’t reached out to apologize. Apologizing is the least Gronkowski could do for a hit that, as White noted, came after the play, with his back turned, and could have caused a serious injury.

154 responses to “Tre’Davious White: Gronk could have broken my neck, one game is a joke

  1. Apologize for what? Not hurting him more? He was trying to hurt him, for whatever reason, on purpose. I’m not going to call a guy after I punch him in the face to apologize. Same thing.

  2. Oh, must be Tre’ doesn’t study Boston medicine. Don’t you know man, you are overreacting. That turf monster tripped the big softy and he barely touched you. I need to buy myself a Boston television, I seem to be missing things on my “off brand” television. Raise a kid? Gronkowski has more important things to raise, like his BAC. Glad you’re ok bud. Unfortunately you are a class act, so I highly doubt you’d cut him down at the knees in a week, but I wouldn’t complain.

  3. On one hand I completely understand his point, but on the other hand, punishments are generally doled out based on “what could have happened”

    For example, drunk driving. People aren’t given murder sentences when they drive drunk. You can’t argue, “they were driving drunk, they could have killed someone…”. But they didn’t. They were punished for what they did, not what they could have done

  4. This is really becoming a ridiculous situation.

    1 game, 250,000 dollars is not a joke. It’s a reasonable punishment for a first time offender.

    Gronk did apologize publicly. White just said he didn’t want to hear from Gronk.

    That’s it.

    He doesn’t have to accept Gronk’s apology and he can feel free to think Gronk is a dirty player. That’s his prerogative. The hit was dirty, so he’s right to an extent.

    On another note, reading into White’s text to Ryan Clark it seems like White is threatening Gronk for the next game. I don’t see any other way to read it. Should be interesting.

  5. Can’t wait to see all the pats supporters calling white a baby and saying he deserves it because he “held” him..

    The fact that he has apologized for his hit ( that public announcement was not an apology but a poor excuse from a guy who talks like captain caveman and only wishes he was as cultured.

  6. lightninhopkins says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm
    That meathead should have gotten at least three games. Buffalo will make sure and get him back next year.
    Better brace up those knees punk.

    ———

    So you simultaneously want suspensions for unnecessary violence in the game to be higher but are promoting unnecessary violence. I see.

  7. I’m sure all the Pats fans will come on here talking about how he was held. The holding wasn’t even the reason that ball was picked. It was because Brady way underthrew him. If he overthrew him then you’d have an argument.

    Anyway, Gronk should have gotten at least 2 games for this. What a cowardly POS.

  8. Gronk dove on a dude who pushed him and then made a pick because of it. At that point, after being held all day and all season while the NFL attempts to handicap the Pats any way they can, Gronk snapped and fell on him. It’s football, stop playing the victim card, punk.

  9. “Tre’Davious White: Gronk could have broken my neck, one game is a joke”
    *****************************
    All due respect, that goes to the relative significance of your neck. It simply does not matter in the big scheme of things. Role reversal would have you out of the NFL and likely in court for criminal & civil proceedings. But since he is who he is & you are who you are, one game is considered excessive, to some.

  10. This guys complaint is fair…and Gronk should apologize if he did it out of impulsive frustration. It’s never too late to do the right thing. Call that man, Gronk.

    – Pats fan

  11. Haynewsorth got five games for stomping on a player’s helmet, and he didn’t even appeal the suspension. When Goodell handed out the suspension, he said, there was “absolutely no place in the game, or anywhere else” for Haynesworth’s behavior. How did that same sort of behavior become acceptable over time to where Gronkowski gets only a one game suspension? How does the slap fight between Talib and Crabtree merit a longer suspension (prior to their appeals) than this???

  12. Gronk was such a lovable sort of goof before this happened. What a dopey move on his part. It’ll take a full season at least before he’s back in good graces with the fans.

  13. Seriously…we’re still talking about this?!?! Yes Gronk had a mental break down and jumped on your back. It was stupid, impulsive and dangerous. He was penalized, suspended and it will cost him at least a quarter of million dollars (probably more when he does not hit his escalators in his contract) and He has apologized. People are reacting like this was the most dangerous/stupidest act committed on the field in the history of the game when in reality it wasn’t even the most dangerous/stupidest act this season…AJ Green/ Mike Evans ring any bells?? Both acts that happened after the whistle and sorry but the Mike Evans hit was way worse than the Gronk hit, watch the replay. Where was the outrage there?? ONE GAME SUSPENSION…precedent set. Stop whining because it was a Patriot

  14. I would say Gronk should call him. Of course did players who intentionally dove at his knees and put him out for the season ever call Gronk? No.

  15. “I definitely want to apologize to No. 27,” Gronkowski said following the Patriots’ win.

    He apologized right after the game. Stop being a crybaby, No. 27.

  16. onebuffalove716 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm
    Can’t wait to see all the pats supporters calling white a baby and saying he deserves it because he “held” him..
    The fact that he has apologized for his hit ( that public announcement was not an apology but a poor excuse from a guy who talks like captain caveman and only wishes he was as cultured.

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    “I’m not in the business of that. There was a lot of frustration, and I was just really frustrated at that moment,” Gronkowski said. “It just happened naturally through emotions and frustration, and I just want to apologize to Tre’Davious White.”

    How is that not an apology?

    White doesn’t have to accept it, and I am sure he doesn’t want to, but Gronk apologized.

  17. Its stuff like this why I cant watch the games any longer. He should be suspended indefinitely, until he can convince to the players and the league that he will never do something like that again. All his forfeited paychecks should go to White. If that happened in the real world, he would face jail time and lose millions in a civil suit, 1 game is a joke.

  18. Gronk did apologize during a post-game presser, but he definitely should have called White and let him hear it from his own mouth. He’s not the brightest.

  19. At some point, this guy really should shut up. This text he sent out is just so stupid considering after the incident his boys just stood around and did nothing. Yeah, they’ll look for their chance to get in a cheap shot.

    “The whole hood want ’em.”

  20. danyod says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm
    This guys complaint is fair…and Gronk should apologize if he did it out of impulsive frustration. It’s never too late to do the right thing. Call that man, Gronk.
    – Pats fan

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    He did apologize.

  21. I disagree 10000% with this guy and most of the posters on this page. You know what is a joke? Players getting little to no punishment for domestic violence occurrences. The mere fact that Ezekiel Elliot tried to get his suspension revoked through a high court goes to show you how little regard the NFL and the Players Association has for domestic violence perpetrators. White needs to shut his mouth and stop being a hypocrite.

  22. That meathead should have gotten at least three games. Buffalo will make sure and get him back next year.

    Better brace up those knees punk.

    ****

    Classy.

  23. Article on Mike Evans after that mental break down/cheapshot hit…. 13 comments and most of them were about how unfair it was that Winston wasn’t fined for his part. All you people commenting on how Gronk deserved more punishment…where were you then???? HYPOCRITES

  24. Did I really see somebody call White a Punk? Really? He’s the punk? Right. Ok. Are you sure those revolutionaries just poured tea into that bay? I mean, seriously. Patriot fans are THE worst fans in professional sports, absolutely, hands down. I may the trek to foxborough for this game, it should be interesting.

  25. kcflake says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm
    Gronk is an A Hole. Should have been suspended for the rest of the season, if the NFL had any balls or common sense.

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    LOL! Drama queen!

  26. Did Barr get suspended for taking out Rogers??Even get a flag?He could have pulled up but chose to drive his main competition into the ground breaking his collarbone.You idiots threaten payback like your the mafia…fine..mccoy,clay,and any other bills worth anything…watch YOUR KNEES.

  27. This is who I suspected this guy to be after awhile, good guys don’t last in the NFL on the front lines – but nasty do. Playing this game turns these guys into who they are when you see this stuff, not surprised, even if it’s Gronk who was once a playful kid…..the new culture of NFL has infected even this happy guy is my belief. He’s been targeted for disgusting low shots bc he’s so unstoppable. TJ Ward set the benchmark for hitting Gronk during Broncos 2012 SB run when he perfectly (but “non intentionally”) destroyed Gronks knee by a blindside submarine hit. In sports, when you’re good, you get targeted or adjusted on specifically, the greats adjust in kind.

  28. flipola says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    If he wasn’t “Gronk”, it would be more.

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    That’s such a sad opinion.

    Suh got a 1 game suspension for stepping on Aaron Rodgers after many previous offences where he was only fined.

    1 game was actually out of the ordinary for a first offense, but it was fair based on what he did and any other player would have been treated the same. There are plenty more examples than just Suh.

  29. Just the shady NFL being themselves. A girl can say a guy hit her with no proof, and they get a 6 game suspension. This hit was as obvious as they come, and 1 game. I have nothing against Gronk, and understand he made a mistake, but that lapse of judgement should have cost him the rest of the season for being so blatant and vicious.

  30. flipola says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    If he wasn’t “Gronk”, it would be more.

    9 4 Rate This

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    That makes no sense. Bobby McCain was not suspended for his forearm shiver to Amendola’s head, the week before.

    Face it, Goodell moved the goalposts here to appease Pats Haters, which make up 95% of the NFL customer base.

  31. kneedragr says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    Its stuff like this why I cant watch the games any longer. He should be suspended indefinitely, until he can convince to the players and the league that he will never do something like that again. All his forfeited paychecks should go to White. If that happened in the real world, he would face jail time and lose millions in a civil suit, 1 game is a joke.

    ————

    So you watched it then? I guess you still watch games.

    That is the most ridiculous over reaching statement I have read about this.

    It’s not the first dangerous after the whistle play that has happened in the NFL, and if you compare it to other examples, usually first time offenses like this are punished by fine only. 1 Game is high compared to how Suh and Haynesworth and others were treated for plays like this when on their first offenses. It’s a fair punishment.

  32. kcflake says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    Pats fans reaction to this is embarrassing.

    12 10 Rate This

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    Pats Haters, aligning with Goodell as liars and cheaters, ok with his antics, is what is embarrassing.

  33. Why did we not have this many threads, posts, complaints and begging for lifetime bans when Mike Evans blind-sided Marshon Lattimore after a play? Evans was suspended, as he should have been.

    Why did we not have this many threads, posts, complaints and begging for lifetime bans when AJ Green openly tried to break Jalen Ramsey’s neck after a play? Green was not suspended, which was egregious incompetence on the part of the NFL.

    All three acted like jackasses while putting other players in unnecessary danger. Two of the three were appropriately suspended for one game. Only one of the three is receiving never ending press for his jackass behavior.

  34. coreycroom says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm
    Serious, but immoral, question – How much is Tre’Davious White going to hold Gronk the next time they matchup?

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    Since Goodell approves of things like Guyer PEDs, buing CBS audio for technology to steal audibles, and other cheating maneuvers, probably a whole heck of a lot, in order to try to get Pitt the 1 seed.

  35. If he wasn’t “Gronk”, it would be more.
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    What about if he was AJ Green or Mike Evans?

    The overreaction to this is astounding. It was a dumb move. Thankfully no one got hurt. Gronk got suspended and apologized. In the past week I have heard this become a race issue. I have heard people call for Gronk’s indefinite suspension. I have heard this compared to Talib/Crabtree (are you serious trying to equate a first offender to Aquib Talib?) I have heard people say they hope the Bills cheap shot Gronk in a few weeks.

    Move on. Its pathetic and overdone.

  36. nhpats says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    Hey Tre’Davious, stay away from Gronk then little man.
    ——————
    He was away from him genius. He was lying on the turf, out of bounds with his back turned. Then the “big man” thought that was a prime opportunity to slam his flying forearm into the back of the little man head.

    When you think about it isn’t Gronk the “little man”. Punk move, but I’m sure you approve.

  37. siriusred67 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm
    Haynewsorth got five games for stomping on a player’s helmet, and he didn’t even appeal the suspension. When Goodell handed out the suspension, he said, there was “absolutely no place in the game, or anywhere else” for Haynesworth’s behavior. How did that same sort of behavior become acceptable over time to where Gronkowski gets only a one game suspension? How does the slap fight between Talib and Crabtree merit a longer suspension (prior to their appeals) than this???

    8 4 Rate This

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    Stomping on a person’s head is a far cry from an elbow to the head in the motion of thinking he needed to touch the guy down after his INT. Are you serious?

    Plus, fat boy was a repeat offender like a Burfict or a Suh.

    Simple.

  38. siriusred67 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm
    Haynewsorth got five games for stomping on a player’s helmet, and he didn’t even appeal the suspension. When Goodell handed out the suspension, he said, there was “absolutely no place in the game, or anywhere else” for Haynesworth’s behavior. How did that same sort of behavior become acceptable over time to where Gronkowski gets only a one game suspension? How does the slap fight between Talib and Crabtree merit a longer suspension (prior to their appeals) than this???

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    Suh stomped on Rodgers leg. 1 game. The Haynesworth 5 games was much worse that this Gronk incident, and it was not his first offense. He had a similar horrible incident in training camp that year.

  39. What Gronk did was wrong and the one game was deserved. Of course, if the refs had the chance to throw the a flag on white 4 of 5 times on that last play and didn’t. If they would have done their job, Gronk wouldn’t have snapped. That just continues to illustrate how the officials allow teams to take liberties against the Patriots. Gronk gets mugged on every play. D-backs pin his arms, grab his shirt, and trip him on every single play. Yet Gronk gets called for OPI. Defenders have always been allowed to tee off on Brady well after the play is over. He gets smacked time and time again as defenders are even being allowed to target his head. Disgusting the lengths the League will go to in order to bring NE back to the pack…

  40. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm
    Wow look at the Pats fans defending Gronk’s actions. We all know Pats are awful people but this just proves it.

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    I would say maybe 1 in 1000 Patriots fans are defending Gronk’s actions. The other 999, and most people posting here are fully in agreement that Gronk’s hit was dirty and he shouldn’t have done it.

    All that is being defended here is the fact that Gronk actually did apologize and that 1 game is actually a fair punishment.

  41. tinye67 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm
    1 game is a joke. Had someone did that to Brady or Rodgers, it would be a lot more games.

    It did happen to Rodgers, when Suh intentionally stomped on his injured leg in 2014 after a play. Difference was, Suh got off with just a fine with a dirty history. Gronk will serve his suspension with a clean history. Your point is moot.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2315036-ndamukong-suh-wins-suspension-appeal-will-play-vs-cowboys

  42. I would have suspended him one game and fined him the max on top of it. He made a stupid decision but his team shouldn’t have to suffer more than a game because of it. I am a Steeler fan and it would benefit Pitt if he were out 2 games. Look, he monkey piled out of frustration and is paying the price for it. That’s it. Don’t confuse the punishment with the lack of consistency that the NFL has shown regarding punishment because that my friends is nothing new by any stretch.

  43. Drama much? What Gronk did was wrong but I do feel this guy is playing it up to the “outrage” crowd. If you want to see that hit as life or career threatening, then you will see it. People see what they want to see. I saw a dumb move that deserved to be punished. I don’t believe for a second that cheap shot gave him a concussion or that the cheap shot endangered his livelihood or life. Who knows. Maybe I’m the one seeing what I want to see?

  44. LOL….. look at all the cry babies out there….. what a RIOT to read your faux outrage……
    Thanks for wasting your time & crying like babies…. you’ve given me a lot to laugh about!!!!
    Go GRONK!!!!

  45. IgnorantLeftist says:

    December 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Gronk dove on a dude who pushed him and then made a pick because of it. At that point, after being held all day and all season while the NFL attempts to handicap the Pats any way they can, Gronk snapped and fell on him. It’s football, stop playing the victim card, punk.
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    Very hard to believe this nonsense post. “Fell on him”? Let me fall on you like that.

  46. siriusred67 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Haynewsorth got five games for stomping on a player’s helmet, and he didn’t even appeal the suspension. When Goodell handed out the suspension, he said, there was “absolutely no place in the game, or anywhere else” for Haynesworth’s behavior. How did that same sort of behavior become acceptable over time to where Gronkowski gets only a one game suspension? How does the slap fight between Talib and Crabtree merit a longer suspension (prior to their appeals) than this???
    __________________________________________________

    Well first of all it wasn’t Talib and Crabtree’s first go around, it was their second and it was far from a “slap fight”. Haynesworth was a repeat offender and just an all around bad guy. Speaking of repeat offenders, Suh stomped on Aaron Rogers and had his ONE game reduced to a fine??? Where was the outrage there? The closest thing to what Gronk did this season was Evans and he got a single game, just like Gronk. It’s time to move on from this crap…

  47. ariani1985 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    gronk stinks!!
    Finley\chamura > Gronk
    Packer championships > Patriots!!!

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    Finley? That was 7 years ago.

  48. AJ Green only got a fine and he rag dolled Ramsey by the neck and threw him down twice which only garnered a fine. NFL is wildly inconsistent with punishments. That much is certain.

  49. Dirty play- dirty player. Fair enough.
    I have no defense for 87. He did it, it was bad. He deserves the punishment, the reputation, maybe more.
    White and the rest of the Bills have to prove they are not in the same category by playing hard and avoiding the strong temptation to make dirty plays and become dirty players as well. If they can, I applaud them and feel they can say whatever they want as long as they want.
    Make no mistake, if they attempt to injure him, they are no better, perhaps worse because of their comments.
    We’ll see what happens, get the popcorn ready.

  50. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    Just the shady NFL being themselves. A girl can say a guy hit her with no proof, and they get a 6 game suspension. This hit was as obvious as they come, and 1 game. I have nothing against Gronk, and understand he made a mistake, but that lapse of judgement should have cost him the rest of the season for being so blatant and vicious.

    ————

    A forearm to the head was dangerous, but not vicious. 1 game is plenty.

  51. AtheistsareIdiots says:

    December 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    If any other TE in the league had done that, he’d be gone 3 games minimum

    =================

    Because of, what exactly? AJ Green’s antics were worse and he only got a fine. Gronk deserved what he got and you can bet if he does something again it will be harsher.

  52. “I’m laying there, he [hit] me with my back turned. He could’ve broken my neck. I’ve got a son to raise”

    ******************

    I’m trying to picture Ditka, Larry Csonka or Jack Lambert saying this.

  53. The joke here is that anyone would mature responses from the boorish fans of the Pat’s. There outrage is only when they perceive a slight of imagine a bad call….but hey they are mentally just kids.

  54. I am not a Pats fan (I respect them).

    I am a big Gronk Fan.

    Tre’Davious White is right though. Gronk could have crippled him.

    I think Gronk knows that, and I do think he is sorry.

  55. savethebs says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    I’m sure all the Pats fans will come on here talking about how he was held. The holding wasn’t even the reason that ball was picked. It was because Brady way underthrew him. If he overthrew him then you’d have an argument.

    Anyway, Gronk should have gotten at least 2 games for this. What a cowardly POS.

    35 32 Rate This

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    You know nothing. NE’s offense uses WEst Coast offense concepts which is based on timing.

    Gronk was HELD TWICE, disrupting this timing. Learn the game and the rules.

  56. IgnorantLeftist says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm
    Gronk dove on a dude who pushed him and then made a pick because of it. At that point, after being held all day and all season while the NFL attempts to handicap the Pats any way they can, Gronk snapped and fell on him. It’s football, stop playing the victim card, punk.

    ——
    I despise politics all together, but i’m guessing you’re one of the people responsible for giving us trump.

    You’re saying White is “playing the victim card”? What other card is there to play when you are laying on the field, out of bounds, just touched down just in case by Cooks, when suddenly Gronkowski stutter steps to line up a brutal elbow (with a heavy brace on said elbow) blow to the back of Whites head? All the missed calls in the world don’t make up for that. It’s not a football play. It’s disgraceful. Just because people don’t want to see these kinds of cheap shots doesn’t mean they “hate the Pats” or “hate Gronkowski”. I shouldn’t be, but I’m still routinely amazed how many dumb mouth breathers are out there.

  57. savethebs says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    I’m sure all the Pats fans will come on here talking about how he was held. The holding wasn’t even the reason that ball was picked. It was because Brady way underthrew him. If he overthrew him then you’d have an argument.
    Anyway, Gronk should have gotten at least 2 games for this. What a cowardly POS.

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    The two things are mutually exclusive.

    1. There was holding on the play. The pick should not have counted. There is definitely know way to know where Gronk was supposed to be on that route given the hold, but even if Brady did under throw him it was holding.

    2. Gronk shouldn’t have committed that illegal hit regardless. Yell at the ref maybe and get a penalty. Kind of normal. That hit wasn’t a reasonable reaction to what had been happening to him in coverage.

    I don’t think calling him a POS is reasonable. People can make mistakes.

  58. ricko1112 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    What Gronk did was wrong and the one game was deserved. Of course, if the refs had the chance to throw the a flag on white 4 of 5 times on that last play and didn’t. If they would have done their job, Gronk wouldn’t have snapped. That just continues to illustrate how the officials allow teams to take liberties against the Patriots. Gronk gets mugged on every play. D-backs pin his arms, grab his shirt, and trip him on every single play. Yet Gronk gets called for OPI. Defenders have always been allowed to tee off on Brady well after the play is over. He gets smacked time and time again as defenders are even being allowed to target his head. Disgusting the lengths the League will go to in order to bring NE back to the pack…

    8 2 Rate This

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    EXACTLY.

    Thank you.

  59. I think he makes a good point. I am a Gronk fan, but he could have seriously hurt T. White. I understand the frustration of not getting the PI or defensive holding penalty, but shouldn’t reach the point to where you cheap shot a guy like he did. Gronk should have got multiple games. I’m sure this will be addressed in the offseason. Could this be Goodell trying to make good with Robert Kraft?

  60. It was a coward move plain and simple. Didn’t think he was that type of guy. I guess he’s not as bad as the other tight end they drafted that year. The Bills should make every effort to deliberately injure him next year

  61. I love how everyone keeps whining that the Patriots always get off easy.

    Let’s see. They lost a first round pick for filming 10 yards too close to the field then later lost another first round pick and had their MVP QB suspended 4 games for playing football in cold weather.

    But sure, keep telling yourself the Pats are Goodell’s favorite.

  62. Pats fan — dirty hit. He deserved to get thrown out and suspended a game. He will take a monster income hit, but that’s his problem. The remedy for the Bills is to win the next game in Foxboro — focus on that instead of complaning about something that’s not going to happen. The win may not happen either, but that’s where your focus should be.

  63. siriusred67 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm
    Haynewsorth got five games for stomping on a player’s helmet, and he didn’t even appeal the suspension. When Goodell handed out the suspension, he said, there was “absolutely no place in the game, or anywhere else” for Haynesworth’s behavior. How did that same sort of behavior become acceptable over time to where Gronkowski gets only a one game suspension? How does the slap fight between Talib and Crabtree merit a longer suspension (prior to their appeals) than this???
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    Kraft is on compensation committee and ironically they were able to hammer out a deal shortly after Gronk was only suspended one game.

  64. Gronk already apologized in public but should also call White to apologize and promise to give White his first born son.

  65. Gronk should’ve got 2 games and a $100k fine. This wasn’t a mistake during a “bang-bang” play. He got up, targeted White, and intentionally tried to injure him. The fact he got a slap on the wrist is another blunder by Goodell and league, the same people who constantly blabber on and on about player safety.

  66. Live by the sword…..Gronk is immature and the more meatheads who hoot and holler when he acts like a silly man child, the more he is emboldened. I only know what I saw, an ugly play, meant to injure. He might be lighter skinned than Albert Haynesworth, so he gets a pass from many, but its the same kind of play. Ugly, cowardly, no place in football.

  67. Wow… no personal apology from Gronk? I would think if he was actually sorry and concerned the first thing after the game would be to call and make sure he was ok, not just tell the media he was sorry and certainly not fret about fine or suspension. Having second thoughts about whether he decided to initiate the appeal or was directed to by the NFLPA. Gronk, I love ya man, but you just slipped many notches in my eyes. That is totally classless and you need to make that right.

  68. tylawspick6 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm
    ricko1112 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    What Gronk did was wrong and the one game was deserved. Of course, if the refs had the chance to throw the a flag on white 4 of 5 times on that last play and didn’t. If they would have done their job, Gronk wouldn’t have snapped. That just continues to illustrate how the officials allow teams to take liberties against the Patriots. Gronk gets mugged on every play. D-backs pin his arms, grab his shirt, and trip him on every single play. Yet Gronk gets called for OPI. Defenders have always been allowed to tee off on Brady well after the play is over. He gets smacked time and time again as defenders are even being allowed to target his head. Disgusting the lengths the League will go to in order to bring NE back to the pack…

    8 2 Rate This

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    EXACTLY.

    Thank you.

    1 3

    This is a very scary collaborative effort by two people with very shallow values….unless of course if it their team. But it is what I expect from these two sick kids.

  69. Ok this guy is starting to sound like his 5 min of fame is getting to him. Gronk was wrong, but you were holding the heck out of him on that play and then got rewarded with a pick? That was wrong too. Refs were absolutely partly to blame here as this game is played with such emotion the refs job is to police the game. If they don’t do that then guys lose it and police it themselves which I agree is dangerous. You can’t ignore a hold like that. Playing the “he could have broke my neck card” the very week a fellow player my have done just that is WEAK! Stop whining already.

  70. Did all these people also complain like this when AJ green grabbed that DB from BEHIND around the neck and pulled him down?
    He didn’t get suspended at all.

    Are you going to say he couldn’t have caused serious injuries to that guy?

  71. Hey Pats fans. How long do you think let’s say, Jerry Hughues would have gotten if he pulled a Gronk on Brady? 3-4 games? We wouldn’t hear the end of it… EVER. Gronk should be suspended multiple games, Ray Lewis said it’s one of the dirtiest plays he’s seen… EVER. To go to the back of that rookie’s head, when he’s had his best game of the year (in receiving yards) and you’re up 20 in the 4th? This was nothing like the Crabtree fight. They stood toe to toe like men. They didn’t want until the other one was on the ground to take a shot at the back of his head. SMH Pats fans, you can’t just have your rings, your banners, your trophies. Time to start developing some class. And Brady, stop yelling at your OC like a baby. Grow the F up too. #BillsMafia

  72. I pointed this out yesterday but it got taken down. Gronk was wrong for what he did but he has never taken a cheap shot that I can remember, although many of the league’s players have cheap shorted Gronk. I believe he was slightly concussed at that point in the game. Go back and look at the tape of the game. He should have been under the ‘Concussion Protocol’ but no one took responsibility. I noticed some of you called Gronk a coward. That’s plain wrong and you know it. Gronk should have the wing of a hospital named after him. He’s had several major and multiply surgeries over the last 7 years. He’s had surgeries on his forearm twice. back, knee, vertebrae. He has miss 22 games not including the playoffs the past 5 seasons alone. This summer he was recovering from his 3rd back surgery and injury that caused him to miss the second half of the 2016 season and the Superbowl. Many of his injuries were from brutal hits on the field so please think before you make unfair comments. NO one is excusing his foul and punishment but think about if he has never done anything like that before and he has been banged around as much as anyone in this league probably more, why not consider he was not in his right mind when he committed that penalty. He has ACL surgery. Vertebrae Disk surgery, two forearm surgeries. This not eve counting the mulitiply surgeries he had in college. No one has been under the knife more than the Gronk so stop the piling on. It’s this kind of revenge bravo that keeps getting players hurt. Ryan Shazier had spinal fusion surgery last night and we don’t what is going to happen to him.

  73. Correction We don’t know what is going to happen to him. Stop the revenge talk and smarten up, football is a brutal sport.

  74. billsbackto81 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm
    nhpats says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    Hey Tre’Davious, stay away from Gronk then little man.
    ——————
    He was away from him genius. He was lying on the turf, out of bounds with his back turned. Then the “big man” thought that was a prime opportunity to slam his flying forearm into the back of the little man head.

    When you think about it isn’t Gronk the “little man”. Punk move, but I’m sure you approve.

    ———–
    No I don’t approve…but I also realize this is football and not the end of the world like you drama queens are making it out to be.

    Somewhere Dick Butkus is laughing at you

  75. Those who tried to defend Gronk that he fell are cowards just like him. Karma to those who tried to defend Gronk. I’d sue him for everything he has.

  76. “tinye67 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm
    1 game is a joke. Had someone did that to Brady or Rodgers, it would be a lot more games. ”

    Brady and Gronk both had their ACLs blown out by a cheap shot – dive – at the knees, and missed the whole or remainder of those season.

    How many games do you think the culprit was suspended in those cases?

    Did you guess none?

    How about the cheap shot on Gronk’s ankle that caused him to limp into the post season?

    you have a great imagination but snap back to reality.

    yeh, it was a cheap shot, and yeh he got suspended and will be impacted severely financially, and yeh he apologized.

  77. As a Pats fan I will say Gronk deserved a heftier penalty. There is no place for that in the game and I can only imagine management is letting him have it pretty good. The fact that he had an incentive laden contract means he will lose a bunch of money though.

  78. How come all Patriot Haters are nothing more than a bunch of sobbing little weakling snowflakes?

    Inquiring minds need to know.

    🙂

  79. steelcurtainn says:
    December 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm
    Lost all respect for this meathead. He shouldn’t even be allowed on the field. He’s a danger to opposing players who could strike again at any moment.


    Just a “slight” overreaction, no?

    Wrong action he took out of frustration—absolutely. It’s football—a physical, emotional sport.

    But make no mistake—it was impulsive and not pre-meditated. He also has zero history of being this type of player. It’s just not who he is. He’s sitting a game and losing a quarter mil, plus potential millions in lost incentives built into his contract for this.

    I know he destroys your team routinely so I can see why you’d like him out of the league, but c’mon now. Gronk is not a danger to society….that would be Big Ben.

  80. tylawspick6
    Dec 7, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
    savethebs says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    I’m sure all the Pats fans will come on here talking about how he was held…

    —————–

    …Gronk was HELD TWICE…

    ——————

    If you don’t seen that as an ideal time to not argue you’re incapable of not arguing.

  81. nhpats says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    Hey Tre’Davious, stay away from Gronk then little man
    —————–
    I don’t get the impression any player is afraid of Gronk. They know he’s a hangnail away from going n IR for half a season.

  82. 1 year minimum suspension with no pay should be the punishment for this cowardly hit.

    Than again, this is the NFL. A league with a spineless leader.

  83. Eramming, what in God’s name are you talking about? I hope you don’t have children, if you do something wrong, the right thing to do, as a decent human, Is to apologize to the affected party. Your comparison is apples to oranges, you’re not in the national spotlight (thank god), nobody looks up to you (thank god), Gronk does (ugh) and his responsibility is not to be flawless but to apologize for potentially ruining someone’s life over being frustrated during a play. He shouldn’t have done that but he did, it’s over, the other guy is okay but as a decent person, he needs to apologize, it’s not that hard to text a guy and say my bad

  84. For the guys making “karma” comments, was the injury to Shazier karma for him drilling Giovanni Bernard in the head in a previous game? Or is karma when you try to hurt the guy like Juju did to Burfict? Just not sure how karma works.

  85. IgnorantLeftist says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    You need to watch more games, Gronk pushes off of receivers about 85% of the time. He could be called for offensive pass interference on almost every play……..

  86. nhpats says:
    No I don’t approve…but I also realize this is football and not the end of the world like you drama queens are making it out to be.

    Somewhere Dick Butkus is laughing at you
    —————————————-
    Butkus played his prime football when I was a little boy. I watched and admired and appreciated his highlights as a teen. The most ferocious player in his time and his game would not translate to todays NFL with all the clothelines, helmet to helmet hits and forearm shivers. That being said I’ve never once seen him blind side hit an opponent with their back turned. I’m sure he considers todays NFL a league of soft baby poop players but I’m sure even he would admit the hit from Gronk was cowardly punk move. I’m sure he’s not laughing at all.

  87. Wow! So Pats fans think getting held a couple of times is enough to justify a flying dive bomb to the back of someones head while they’re laying on the ground. Some of you people are truly sick.

  88. Footballfanz says:
    December 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm
    Any Normal Fan: what a piece of trash, suspend him minimum 3 games. There is no room for that in the NFL. Patriots Fan: hahaha, gronk being gronk!

    But you can’t produce one comment that a Patriots fan said anything like that.

    #moron

  89. eramming says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm
    Apologize for what? Not hurting him more? He was trying to hurt him, for whatever reason, on purpose. I’m not going to call a guy after I punch him in the face to apologize. Same thing.
    ___________________________________________________
    Except this is a game and not a street fight.

  90. IgnorantLeftist says:
    December 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm
    Gronk dove on a dude who pushed him and then made a pick because of it. At that point, after being held all day and all season while the NFL attempts to handicap the Pats any way they can, Gronk snapped and fell on him. It’s football, stop playing the victim card, punk.
    __________________________________________
    It’s a game, not war sergeant.

  91. I think I’m ready to start booing this guy at the stadium. Either he’s a weak little snowflake playing a game that he probably shouldn’t, or milking this for all its worth.

  92. Gronk threw Sergio Brown down like a rag doll well after a play into an equip truck in 2014 Google it. Gronk is no angel.

    And the Pats have been holding and illegally hitting receivers since B.B. became coach.

  93. Gronk and JuJu getting the same penalty is outrageous. Grok hit him intentionally in the head after the play was over. Makes no sense. Nobody very got suspended for taunting. NFL is clueless on these punishments.

  94. Maybe he should learn how to play the position. If he wasn’t grabbing and holding Gronk all night maybe Gronk wouldn’t have become so frustrated. Gronk got punished for his wrong decision and has never had to be disciplined prior to this incident.Despite all the holding and all the grabbing Gronk ate White up which may result with him not being in the league next year. White needs to pick up his game or he’ll be gone before a rematch?
    I know some people might not like this posting but think about everything involved here.
    Go Bill’s

  95. You B. Crazy says:
    December 7, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Gronk should’ve got 2 games and a $100k fine.
    —————————————————————————————————————————
    Pats fan here. I thought he should have got one game and a huge fine. But if he had got 2 games, I’d have understood, and you’d be in here whining that it should have been 3.

    It’s over, he’s out this week, deal with it.

  96. 1st of all Gronk made a public apology after the game and White basically spit on his apology so why should he call him personally? For more of the same? Anything he has to say can be said in a few weeks when the Pats play the Bills again
    2nd of all while I believe Gronk should have been suspended I have to laugh at all the idiots that act like this is the first time anyone has ever made a hit like that and it’s the dirtiest play of all time. Apparently these people have never watched a football game before.

  97. I understand it was a cheap shot but come on…could’ve broken your neck? He should stop playing football if he’s so afraid of breaking his neck. He has a higher probability of becoming paralyzed in regular play. Those hits are so much harder and faster than someone jumping on your back.

  98. I love how all the Pats fans are anti-Goodell and play the vicim. Lol. If it weren’t for your buddy Rog, Spygate would’ve bben much worse – for the Pats and the NFL. He destroyed all of the evidence for you guys. You should love him. Not to mention the refs have been kissing the butts of Kraft/BB/TB since 2003.

  99. 1zzo says:
    December 7, 2017 at 9:33 pm
    I love how all the Pats fans are anti-Goodell and play the vicim. Lol. If it weren’t for your buddy Rog, Spygate would’ve bben much worse – for the Pats and the NFL. He destroyed all of the evidence for you guys. You should love him. Not to mention the refs have been kissing the butts of Kraft/BB/TB since 2003.
    =====================
    Every Pats fan would LOVE for other teams to have Goodell as a “friend”.

  100. So many things wrong here:

    Yes, Gronkowski was frustrated by the officials. Their lack of holding or PI calls against Buffalo was wrong. And the Offesnive PI against Gronk was also wrong.

    But, Gronk took out his frustration against the wrong person (another player) who was only trying to do his best within the wide latitude the league officials were allowing. So Gronk was double wrong. The suspension was warranted and fair.

    White is wrong, in that Gronk definitely apologized and pleaded “mea culpa” immediately after the game. He explained why he snapped, but that was not an excuse, and he knew it.

    The hit was not nearly as egregious as all the Nancy boy snowflakes on here are making it out to be. The guy was on the ground already, which makes a blow to the head far less harmful than when your head is unsupported.

    On top of that. it was clear that White was milking the hit for officials’ attention and penalty by pretending to be concussed, when he was not. He wasn’t, which is why he is back at practice already. Because of his fine acting he was evaluated for concussion and had to go through the protocol, but they figured out he did not get rocked all that bad. Faking injury is cheating, and that is wrong.

    And now White can’t keep his yap shut and deal with it. Instead, it will be one step closer to flag football rules because of the terrible danger of the sport. That’s wrong too.

  101. mrb1onde says:
    December 7, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    The Bills should sign Bernard Pollard. He’ll settle the score with the Pats…
    ———————————————————————————————————————–
    The Bills started a fight with Jacoby Brissett last year in NE before the game even started, so Gronk’s hit was to settle the score for that. And now you think the Bills need to settle the score for settling the score?

  102. Remember when the Jills came to New England last year and pulled that gang stunt on a defenseless QB before the game started? Yeah, the whole hood my *ss. I suggest the game plan for the game in week 16 consist of the Patriots running the ball directly at White, the entire game. We’ll see how long “the whole hood” can stand up. Punk.

  103. Granted it was a brutal and completely unnecessary hit from Gronk. But seriously put down the baby bottle and get over it already. You can’t change the punishment. You aren’t dead. So get back to the job you get paid millions to do

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