New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been suspended one game for his late hit on Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White, an unsportsmanlike act that seemed to upset coach Bill Belichick.
"I understand, "Belichick said to McDermott". And then they don't call that [on White].
White intercepted Brady on a deep pass down the right sideline with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, lying face-down on the ground to secure the ball. "That's not cool. It's fantastic to me that you don't get ejected for something like that". It's like a wrestling move. I saw on the replay it was just a dirty play, man. If the refs didn't see it live, they had a good chance to see it on the replay. "You're going to hold him the whole way?" His new deal is incentive-laden, featuring three different payment tiers and a maximum salary of $10.75 million, and the need to sit out one game will make it more hard for him to reach the highest benchmarks. If a ban is announced today, it would allow Gronkowski time to have a potential appeal heard before the Patriots get too far into practice for next week's game.
The possible return of injured receiver Chris Hogan, who has been out since suffering a right shoulder injury on October 29 but is getting closer to full health, also could soften the blow of being without Gronkowski in the short term.
"It was a dirty play, apology or not", Hyde said.
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The teams meet again in three weeks in Foxboro. I've been a part of plenty of games, whatever sport it might be.
Gronkowski plans to appeal the suspension, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, and perhaps have it reduced to just a fine.
After the game yesterday, Belichick said he didn't get much of a look at the hit by Gronkowski, although video captured by Rochester sports anchor Prescott Rossi showed Belichick apologizing to Bills coach Sean McDermott after the game. "It's not something we have any control over".
In his postgame comments, Gronkowski apologized to White, but blamed his actions over frustration with officials both during the game and over the course of his career.