While most moms might tell their kids if they don’t have anything nice to say to not say anything at all, New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski apparently learned a different version of how to respond. How does a Super Bowl winner like Rob Gronkowski respond when he doesn’t want to answer reporters’ questions regarding the Wells report that blamed the Patriots for the infamous NFL championship “deflategate” scandal? By flexing his muscles, of course.
After several seconds of admiring his own form, Gronkowski did give a little laugh and state he didn’t “have enough information on that” before getting into his vehicle. Later in the day, Gronkowski took to the internet and released a video chastising reporters for trying to sensationalize the “Deflategate” story rather than focusing on the charity event he was exiting before the reporter chase through the parking lot began.
Ever the eloquent orator, Gronkowski closed out the video by once again admiring his Gronkowski muscles and turning the focus on to the upcoming NFL season. As the camera moved to divulge his gigantic biceps, Gronkowski commented, “You know, these sure aren’t deflating. These are only inflating. So get ready, ’cause I’m going to be ready.”
But just so Gronkowski fans aren’t disappointed that the controversial player only gave a simple statement, Rob’s very last line in the video stayed true to Gronkowski form as he shouted in defiance, “There’s only one thing you can deflate… deez nuts!”
Patriots fans are used to Rob Gronkowski’s antics as much as Seahawks fans are aware they won’t hear Marshawn Lynch give a true interview. Gronkowski has been in the news for everything from partying to posing shirtless with porn star Bibi Jones, donning his jersey to twerking last week on an ESPN reporter at the Kentucky Derby. And while fans and haters will likely butt heads over this particular statement by Gronkowski, both sets will agree that the Gronk is a force to be reckoned with on the field.
At 6’6″, the 25-year-old Rob Gronkowski has gone for more than 4,300 yards since 2010, with twelve touchdowns just last season. Gronkowski holds several NFL and franchise records, including being the first tight end to lead the league in receiving touchdowns and the most touchdowns by a tight end in a season.
So perhaps instead of following the adage of “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” Rob Gronkowski is simply living up to another adage — don’t talk the talk unless you can walk the walk. And Gronkowski seems to be able to walk the walk — even if he is flexing along the way.
What do you think? Was Rob Gronkowski out of line with his reaction to reporters?
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