Rob Gronkowski apologizes for late hit on Bills defender

Henrietta Brewer
December 4, 2017

"There's nowhere in our game for that", Hyde said. The hit sparked a shoving match between Hyde and Patriots receiver Danny Amendola.

Bill Belichick was asked if he would discipline Gronkowski but didn't seem in any rush to do so.

Gronkowski said after the game that he was sorry.

"In my opinion, that was a play where Gronkowski should have been ejected from the game", Blandino said.


"I'm not in the business of that", Gronkowski said after the game, according to USA Today. "I don't really believe in type of shots like that, but just due to the frustration process and the game of football, emotions, that's what happened". Rob Gronkowski is probably going to be hearing from the league after he launched himself into a defenseless Tre'Davious White, who was on the ground following a turnover.

Taylor's status is uncertain.

After the game, many Bills players and fans were calling it a cheap shot and that Gronk needed to be fined at a minimum for the hit. "It shows you a true warrior".

Gronkowski was called for unnecessary roughness after diving into White after he intercepted Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. Favre beat the Lions 26 times.


The Patriots play Buffalo again on Christmas Eve at Gillette Stadium. Next up is Curtis Martin (14,101 yards). He was later put in the concussion protocol.

Despite the apology, Gronk may still have to face the wrath of his coach, Bill Belichick. Gilmore spent his first five seasons in Buffalo before signing with the Patriots in free agency this past offseason.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said he was "not happy" about the play, saying such plays have no place in the NFL. He finished 21 for 34 passing for 212 yards and a TD. Taylor double-pumped in the pocket before throwing a pass directly to linebacker Eric Lee at the goal line.

The Bills defensive back left the game.


First of all, there already have been 13 players ejected from games, tied for the most in any season since at least 2001, according to ESPN Stats & Information. As it was, he made several catches with Bills draped all over him.

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