New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Plays It Smart When Asked About Crimes in the NFL

By Dan Parzych
Rob Gronkowski
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When it comes to the whole situation surrounding former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, it seemed like only a matter of time before his former teammate Rob Gronkowski chimed in on the situation. It’s no secret that Gronkowski always seems to be making headlines for the wrong reasons, but luckily when it comes to this situation regarding Hernandez and other crimes in the league–the tight end is taking the proper approach.

For a player that has never been afraid to speak his mind, Gronkowski took the safe approach when he was asked about the crimes that occur by players in the league by replying with one simple answer.

“Ask Roger Goodell.”

Gronkowski already has enough pressure on his plate from the million surgeries he’s gone under the knife for this offseason and the last thing he needs to do is make the wrong comment about Hernandez’s situation to start more controversy. Unfortunately, Gronkowski has established a reputation where everything he says or does will be analyzed–so it was good to see him think twice about his response when asked about crimes in the league.

Now, let’s just hope Gronkowski’s recovery process continues to go well and he’ll be ready to go around the start of the 2013 regular season. Since the Patriots will already be without Hernandez, they may have to rely on Gronkowski more than they originally expected–which is disappointing when considering they arguably had the league’s top pass-catching tight end duo last season.

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