You only live once. Have as much as fun as you can when you’re young. These are the words that Rob Gronkowski proudly lives by. But at a certain point, enough was finally enough for the talented but spontaneous tight end.
With a fourth surgery on his forearm set for today and a back surgery looming, the New England Patriots tight end wisely decided to cancel his trip to Las Vegas.
Jumpseat.me, a jet-sharing service, dispersed an email this past Friday afternoon, offering to travel to Sin City with Gronkowski. Winning bidders and three of their friends were set to share a private plane with Gronkowski from Boston to Vegas, taking off on June 8 at 12 p.m. ET.
In order to qualify for the trip, it required a $40,000 payment to be one of the candidates. That’s not even the craziest part of what is now a canceled trip. Even if you were lucky enough to be the winning bidder, you were not even going to spend time in Vegas with Gronkowski. So, essentially this preposterous trip costs 40k just to be on the same plane ride with the Patriots’ star player.
The bottom line is that Gronkowski finally made a sensible decision this off-season. He is about to enter the second season of an eight year deal that is set to pay him $55,230,000, with $13,170,000 in guaranteed money.
With the Patriots putting such a sizable investment in Gronkowski, he needs to produce big time numbers on the football field. In order for Gronkowski to have a lengthy and successful career, the All-Pro tight end must stay healthy and put his NFL career above partying.