Suspension Upheld For Gronk

Appeals officer Derrick Brooks has upheld the one-game suspension of Rob Gronkowski, the league announced. Gronkowski will not dress for Monday night’s game against the Dolphins. Rob Gronkowski (vertical)

Gronk lost his cool after Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White intercepted a pass in his direction. Apparently frustrated with the rookie’s pestering D, Gronkowski hit White after the whistle. Surprisingly, the dirty play did not earn him an ejection, but few were caught off guard by the league’s one-game ban. Gronkowski appealed in an effort to keep himself on the field and potentially save millions of dollars, but it was an uphill battle.

Now that Gronk has officially been ruled out for Monday’s game against Miami, the Patriots may promote Will Tye off of the practice squad to serve as the team’s third tight end. Conversely, they may go out-of-house if they are keen on protecting Tye. If they were to promote Tye for just one game, they’d have to expose him to waivers before re-signing him to the taxi squad.

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6 comments on “Suspension Upheld For Gronk

    • card collector18

      Listen that’s some bull-sheep.
      Your comment was baaaaaad

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  1. afsooner02

    And fantasy playoffs just got a lot more interesting for about 732,034 leagues.

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  2. Breezy

    He actually appealed this? It’s so clear cut. I’d add another game on top for appealing it.

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  3. madmanTX

    Can’t believe the meathead appealed–so much for his apology for the cheap shot.

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  4. Big Poison

    Look at what Illoka did. Look at what gronk did. They receive the same penalty?

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