Gronk surfaces on new dating show

AP

Taking a page from the Ochocinco playbook (not the one he couldn’t figure out), Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski recently showed up as a contestant on a new dating show, The Choice.

The FOX offering, which has survived five episodes without the dreaded phone call from Rita Kierson, features multiple celebrities who choose to go out with non-celebrities of the opposite sex.  Gronkowski appeared with reality star Rob Kardashian, comedian Finesse Mitchael, and Olympic gold-medalist Steven Lopez.

According to FOX 25 in Boston, one of the female contestants described Gronkowski as a “frat boy.”

Regardless of whether that’s an accurate description, Gronkowski definitely has not been reflecting the “Patriot Way” in many of his off-field endeavors.  Though he has yet to find any trouble (or vice-versa) away from football, he tends to do things that coach Bill Belichick presumably would prefer Gronkowski not do.

From the shirtless photo with a porn star wearing his jersey to the shirtless dancing after the Super Bowl loss to an uncharacteristically shirted appearance on a dating show, Gronkowski’s ability to do what he wants away from the field presumably speaks to the team’s high opinion of the things he does on it.