Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is healthy this offseason for the first time in several years, something he called, via CSNNE.com, an “amazing feeling” while at his football camp over the weekend.
The lack of rehab leaves Gronkowski free to pursue other amazing feelings in this year’s edition of the Summer of Gronk, something that he tells Lindsay Silberman of DuJour Magazine will be partially fueled by his preferred beverage of vodka and water. Gronkowski likes the drink “because it gets you hydrated and drunk at the same time,” which is a good mix for someone who has approached the party circuit with the same zeal as a collision with a defensive back over the middle.
That approach has drawn criticism at times, but Gronkowski doesn’t think it’s a big deal as long as it doesn’t get in the way of work.
“There’s definitely a time to party and a time to focus on work, but you need to let loose a little bit so that you can go back on Monday feeling refreshed and motivated to work hard again,” Gronkowski said. “People act like dancing is breaking the law and partying is a crime. Everyone thinks I’m in trouble 24/7, but what have I really done besides dance?”
The profile covers ground familiar to anyone who has followed Gronkowski’s career, but those that have will still find the piece worth a look for an accompanying video. At various points, Gronkowski is seen shirtless chatting with a reporter in a pool while holding a dog; dressed like a gladiator; reading a book with a look on his face that suggests he’s not actually reading the book; and floating in the ocean on a raft with a slew of bikini-clad models.
In other words, it’s exactly the sort of thing worth three minutes of your time in the middle of the offseason.