Gronk sounds off on Friday’s #fakenews

AP

A rampant rumor emerged on Friday that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the verge of potentially being traded. On Saturday, Gronk addressed this situation while talking to reporters at a youth football camp.

“It just shows how much fakes news is out there,” Gronkowski told reporters, via CBS Boston. “Hashtag fake news, that’s all I know. It’s true. It exists. See it all the time about me. It’s wild.”

Gronkowski was asked about a specific rumor that coach Bill Belichick had agreed to trade Gronk, but that quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire if it happened, prompting owner Robert Kraft to block the move.

“What a nice guy,” Gronkowski joked about Brady. “But I haven’t talked to him. I didn’t even know about it until last night. Fake news.”

While Friday’s news was fake, Gronkowski didn’t seem to know whether a trade could eventually happen.

“I have no clue,” Gronkowski said.

He became eligible for a new contract in late May, one year after he received an adjusted deal that gave him $5.5 million in incentives for 2017, which he earned in full. Despite reports of talks aimed at another effort to improve an $8 million compensation package for 2018, no deal has been done, yet.

48 responses to “Gronk sounds off on Friday’s #fakenews

  1. The Patriots won all their championships legitimately.
    Now THAT is Fake News

  2. They said on the radio that the tweet that triggered the rumors of a Gronk trade got 15800 retweets. The second one with the retraction saying that was false info got 218 retweets. That shows how much human nature contributes to these things.

  3. captainern says:
    June 10, 2018 at 7:34 am
    nice job at Belmont, gronk!
    ————
    That was a sweet Exacta.

    Cha CHING!

    🙂

  4. gronk is nothing but a roid infested meathead. MEATHEAD!!!!!
    _____________

    Is he a meathead? Undoubtedly. However…”nothing but”??? Hardly! He’s also been the best TE in the NFL going on a decade. And if he played for your favorite team, you’d absolutely love that mook! Show some respect…and intelligence…please!

  5. Yeah…the Patriots are all cheaters and never earned one of those five Super Bowls.

    Best part is you are all so stupid you are really mad that you can’t figure out how to do it yourself.

  6. His girl is a 10. I’d just retire, own horses, and spend all day with her if I was him

  7. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    June 10, 2018 at 7:06 am
    The Patriots won all their championships legitimately.
    Now THAT is Fake News
    ———
    Even if you went with all the Patriot cheat takes, the timelines don’t add up.

    Spy gate rule was adopted 2006-2007, Brady had already won 3 SBs, so you can’t use the spy gate excuse for those 3.

    Then you have deflate gate in 2015, where he went onto break multiple passing records in a SB win with the most heavily scrutinized balls in the history of the game. And then in 2017 there really wasn’t anything for you people to point your finger at, too bad.

    So there you have it, even with all your cheating excuses the championships add up to 5. Whether you want to yell cheater or not doesn’t hold water unfortunately.

  8. Adam Kachur says:
    June 10, 2018 at 9:17 am
    gronk is nothing but a roid infested meathead. MEATHEAD!!!!!

    ————————

    And yet there are very few people that manage themselves with greater success.

  9. Belichick would be foolish to trade an underpaid hall of fame tight end after trading Cooks and then finding out about Edelman’s injury. It sounds like fake news. Right now, it looks as if Belichick has an understanding with Brady and Gronk. He won’t hold it against them for missing the voluntary team activities and they’ll not make an issue of following other team protocols and see Guerrero on the outside. The Boston media has turned on Brady because and some of the thankless very spoiled sports fans have too. It’s funny that none of them seem to remember the 1990s when Boston was loser town and ZERO championships that decade.

  10. secretomen00 says:
    June 10, 2018 at 11:01 am
    anyone these days that says the words “fake news” is either a trump supporter, putin supporter or both.
    —-

    Fake News!

    – Trump Supporter

  11. Why would a Gronk trade eventually happen? Have you heard Kraft talk about him? It sounds like he’s one of Kraft’s favorites. Florio, STOP listening to the false narratives of Tom Curran. It made you look silly on WEEI. Did you read redditlover…. post? He named PFT specifically. You’re lucky the media looks out for themselves and they ignored it.

  12. ————————————
    secretomen00 says:
    June 10, 2018 at 11:01 am
    anyone these days that says the words “fake news” is either a trump supporter, putin supporter or both.
    ————————————

    The prison cell Trump’s 2016 campaign manager lands in next Friday isn’t fake news, nor is it going to be a fake prison cell. Who’ll be next? Only fake news knows.

  13. secretomen00 says:

    June 10, 2018 at 11:01 am

    anyone these days that says the words “fake news” is either a trump supporter, putin supporter or both.
    ———————————————-
    If you believe everything you hear in the NEWS is true. You need a lot of help.

  14. ——————————————————————–
    Tortellini genie says:
    June 10, 2018 at 8:13 am
    They said on the radio that the tweet that triggered the rumors of a Gronk trade got 15800 retweets. The second one with the retraction saying that was false info got 218 retweets. That shows how much human nature contributes to these things.
    ——————————————————————-

    Exactly. That’s how Russia interferes in elections — with fake tweets and fake social media posts that dumb people buy in to, hook, line, and sinker.

  15. People fall for anything. The fact that half of all Democrats think socialism is a viable political system despite it starving tens of millions of people to death and destroying entire countries like Venezuela is all the proof you will ever need.

  16. I can hardly wait for Gronk’s first pushing off penalty this year and then listen to the dope explain to the world how the penalty was a witch hunt.

  17. .
    followed by #faketweets by the donald.
    flooding the population with false and exaggerated stories is how Putin destroyed his opposition. thankfully more than half of americans dont believe the big baby.

  18. ———————————–
    weepingjebus says:
    June 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    People fall for anything. The fact that half of all Democrats think socialism is a viable political system despite it starving tens of millions of people to death and destroying entire countries like Venezuela is all the proof you will ever need.
    ———————————–

    Russia needs a few more “factory” workers. Heck, with your skills, you could probably be a manager.

  19. Gronk no nothing but football. He like horses too! Not. a patriots fan but Gronk is the “DUDE” of the NFL.

  20. secretomen00 says:
    June 10, 2018 at 11:01 am
    anyone these days that says the words “fake news” is either a trump supporter, putin supporter or both.
    ———

    Just.like anyone calling others “racists” are typically the racists themselves

  21. Waiting for the mainstream media to admit that they publish fake news on a minute by minute basis.
    They do, they know it, they know that everyone knows it, but they refuse to admit it and go even further by attacking those who openly criticize them for it.

  22. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    June 10, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    I can hardly wait for Gronk’s first pushing off penalty this year and then listen to the dope explain to the world how the penalty was a witch hunt.

    ——————
    That will be after the 5th or 6th TD pass he caught with a defender committing blatent PI just bouncing off of him.

  23. If you believe everything you hear in the NEWS is true. You need a lot of help.
    ___

    If you believe anything you hear out of Trump’s mouth as true, you need a lot more than just help.

  24. Waiting for the mainstream media to admit that they publish fake news on a minute by minute basis.
    They do, they know it, they know that everyone knows it, but they refuse to admit it and go even further by attacking those who openly criticize them for it.
    ___

    Waiting for Trump to admit he’s a pathological self serving liar who will say anything he needs to validate his own ego and rile up a base of blind supporters.
    He does, he knows it, he knows that everyone else knows it, but they all refuse to admit it and go even further by attacking those who openly criticize them for it.

  25. If I had my way I would push for legislation that anybody that knowingly spun lies just to get a story out there would be jailed and struck off whatever journalists need to operate. You would find editors or tv bosses would start to make sure their journalists were held accountable or at least done some work to get a story.

  26. The problem with this is, no one (in NE’s front office)is going to ask Gronkowski how he feels about a trade. They just do it. The tradee is always the last to know.

  27. halfcentaur says:
    June 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    Waiting for the mainstream media to admit that they publish fake news on a minute by minute basis.
    They do, they know it, they know that everyone knows it, but they refuse to admit it and go even further by attacking those who openly criticize them for it.
    ___

    Waiting for Trump to admit he’s a pathological self serving liar who will say anything he needs to validate his own ego and rile up a base of blind supporters.
    He does, he knows it, he knows that everyone else knows it, but they all refuse to admit it and go even further by attacking those who openly criticize them for it.

    ———

    Yeah he will admit it right after Hillary and Bill do the same

  28. fishyinalittledishy – perhaps you should apply that logic to the leadership of the nation and try holding them accountable to some sort of standard before crying about the media. The majority of “fake news” is perpetrated by the Trump administration, Fox News, and Russian bots. Then you lot take their “fake news” and use it to turn on your own citizens, your own institutions, and your own sense of democracy in general. Trump idolizes dictators, he feuds with democratically run nations. He employs the exact techniques of control as guys like Putin have. Discredit media, sow distrust, pander to hate, preach separatism and isolationism, and blatantly hold yourself above the law.

    People need to open their eyes. Confirming your own prejudices and predetermined biases can’t be more important than the concepts and principles the “Land of the Free” was built on in the first place. This man spits on every one of them in favor of self preservation/elevation.

  29. Yeah he will admit it right after Hillary and Bill do the same
    ___

    Yeah right after Bush and Cheney do the same. Especially Cheney, more skeletons in his closet than probably anyone.

    This goes back and forth all day. How about instead of blindly yelling for one team over the other, maybe you just put basic human decency and constitutional freedom over validating your own bias? I don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, Left or Right, whatever other adversarial bogus labels people dumb themselves down with, how about just AMERICAN? And guess what, that isn’t only you and people who look and think like you. That’s a melting pot of freedom where everyone has opportunity to contribute and succeed and coexist. Remember all that kind of stuff the country was founded on that made it great? And not corny catchphrase on a hat great, ACTUALLY great. Now you wanna cower in fear behind a wall while sick women and children fleeing oppression wait on the other side, while boasting greatness and braveness and loving freedom. Now THAT is sad.

  30. weepingjebus says:
    June 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    People fall for anything. The fact that half of all Democrats think socialism is a viable political system despite it starving tens of millions of people to death and destroying entire countries like Venezuela is all the proof you will ever need.
    ——————————————

    Take a breath.

    Do you realize that Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany are all Socialist right? Those are some of the best run countries in the world, with some of the highest quality of life and wealth. Germany is somewhere around the 4th largest world economy- in a country of what 80 million people.

    Good to hear from Gronk- Pats really need him this year, and only behind Bill and Tom in importance.

  31. halfcentaur says:
    June 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    Yeah he will admit it right after Hillary and Bill do the same
    ___

    Yeah right after Bush and Cheney do the same. Especially Cheney, more skeletons in his closet than probably anyone.

    This goes back and forth all day. How about instead of blindly yelling for one team over the other, maybe you just put basic human decency and constitutional freedom over validating your own bias? I don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, Left or Right, whatever other adversarial bogus labels people dumb themselves down with, how about just AMERICAN? And guess what, that isn’t only you and people who look and think like you. That’s a melting pot of freedom where everyone has opportunity to contribute and succeed and coexist. Remember all that kind of stuff the country was founded on that made it great? And not corny catchphrase on a hat great, ACTUALLY great. Now you wanna cower in fear behind a wall while sick women and children fleeing oppression wait on the other side, while boasting greatness and braveness and loving freedom. Now THAT is sad.

    ———-

    I voted for the Libertarian candidate so I did not for for Trump nor Hillary. And I lean left on many social issues but their hypocrisy has become too much for me. I do believe the Obama justice department was in the tank for Hillary and did many unsavory things. And they are now running scared trying desperately to pin something on Trump.

  32. Much Like Trump the media has a Blank Check to write any lies they want with no accountability as long as it’s negative. And….. Much like Trump the Patriots continue to WIN!
    Greatest Football team of all time and the Greatest President of All time.

  33. nflfan12blog says:
    June 10, 2018 at 6:58 pm
    weepingjebus says:
    June 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    People fall for anything. The fact that half of all Democrats think socialism is a viable political system despite it starving tens of millions of people to death and destroying entire countries like Venezuela is all the proof you will ever need.
    ——————————————

    Take a breath.

    Do you realize that Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany are all Socialist right? Those are some of the best run countries in the world, with some of the highest quality of life and wealth. Germany is somewhere around the 4th largest world economy- in a country of what 80 million people.

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

    America is full of socialist programs. Social Security, medicare/medicaid, free public schooling (though, it seems a lot of people aren’t learning much there), welfare, unemployment insurance, and on and on. Most of which were first of their kind. In America.

    The level of ignorance in America is amazing. I am reminded of the words of the immortal Craig T. Nelson, arguing that we should be cutting such social programs: “Nobody was there to give me a handout, when I was broke and on food stamps.”

    Just, wow.

  34. pastabelly says:
    June 10, 2018 at 10:53 am
    Belichick would be foolish to trade an underpaid hall of fame tight end after trading Cooks and then finding out about Edelman’s injury. It sounds like fake news. Right now, it looks as if Belichick has an understanding with Brady and Gronk. He won’t hold it against them for missing the voluntary team activities and they’ll not make an issue of following other team protocols and see Guerrero on the outside. The Boston media has turned on Brady because and some of the thankless very spoiled sports fans have too. It’s funny that none of them seem to remember the 1990s when Boston was loser town and ZERO championships that decade.

    Buuuut, NE did go to a SB and perhaps if that load Fraudcells had done what he was paid to do they might already have 6 Lombardi’s. Remember Troy Brown was not a favorite of the coach and wasn’t on the field for the Hester Kick return that sealed the game for GB despite Brown being one of the best Special Teams players in the league.

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