Rob Gronkowski clarified a controversial comment he made about receiving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game book before it was traded to the team.
Gronkowski made the first comment in a NFL Draft after-party while ESPN anchor Sage Steele talked about how Joe Burrow worked with the Cincinnati Bengals manual before the team officially took him No. 1 overall. Gronkowski had interrupted Steele to make his remark.
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“I was in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers manual four weeks ago and I was not even part of the team,” he said.
Gronkowski raised the issue on Wednesday evening in a Twitter statement saying he made the remark jokingly.
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“Is it really a story?” Lol! I was just joking with Sage because I was pretty much all the time that night when I was co-host of the show. Wowsers, my co-hosting skills on the point !! Lol! In fact, I just received my Surface issued by the Bucs’ team today and it is still in the package, and I hope these are all photos and drawings. I hope I will open it someday soon and follow the arrows to find out where to run. Gronk run. Gronk catch ball. No playbook required. Eh eh. ”
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The Buccaneers acquired Gronkowski from the New England Patriots in a trade last week. Gronkowski had spent his entire career with the Patriots and had won three Super Bowls with the team before the trade.