Rob Gronkowski was in full Gronk mode at the Kentucky Derby.
The New England Patriots tight end, famous for his penchant for partying, was in top form at the year’s biggest horse race. Following in the Derby’s tradition of wearing the most garish outfit possible, Gronkowski was decked out in a fantastic plaid suit that was called the best of the event.
He also made plenty of time for partying, including dancing with (or dancing on, to be more specific) an ESPN reporter.
Gronk’s friend, and Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady shared a picture of the tight end along with a group of other players, including a very dapper looking Julian Edelman.
But Rob Gronkowski wasn’t at the Kentucky Derby to hang with his boys. He also made time for some dancing with an ESPN reporter, as the New York Post reported.
“The 25-year-old apparently ran into ESPN’s Jemele Hill and, we’re supposing, one thing led to another, which led to Gronkowski backing ‘that thang up’ on Hill, inviting all ‘tight end’ jokes that we will refrain from using.
“Hill, 39, an ESPN vet currently co-hosting ‘His and Hers,’ took the advance in stride, laughing it off and even posting the picture to Twitter, ensuring she will forever Remember her Gronking.”
It likely wasn’t any more than twerking, as Rob Gronkowski is a taken man now. The All-Pro tight end just started dating Camille Kostek, a former Patriots cheerleader-turned-television reporter.
It’s not clear just how long the two have been an item, but it’s likely less than two months. Back in February, Gronkowski was seen hitting on a Florida reporter who had asked about his Valentine’s Day plans.
Gronkowski had already talked about his ideal woman, saying on the Jim Rome Show that he’s pretty traditional in his likes.
“She cleans, cooks, makes big cash, stays home, [and] lets me do whatever I want,” Gronkowski said.
While the crazy suits and impromptu dancing make him a popular figure, the non-stop partying may not be the best move for Rob Gronkowski’s future. There have been rumors that the New England Patriots were growing a bit weary of his antics, and were trying to rein him in a bit more. This came after Gronkowski was seen play-wrestling at a nightclub after having arm surgery, a risk the Patriots aren’t willing to take on such a high-profile and high-priced player.
It’s likely the trip to the Kentucky Derby won’t get Rob Gronkowski in trouble, at least. After all, he was side-by-side with Tom Brady, the team leader, and a good influence on Gronkowski.
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