Gronkowski apologizes for cheap shot against Bills


It appears Bill Belichick agrees with some of the Bills players that Rob Gronkowski's late hit on safety Tre'Davious White was dirty.

On the White interception, the Bills cornerback tugged Gronkowski's jersey several times but was not flagged.

Gronkowski was issued a penalty for unnecessary roughness on the play, yet due to penalties on New England's Danny Amendola and Buffalo's Micah Hyde elsewhere on the play, no penalty yardage was enforced.

The Patriots defeated the Bills 24-3. If New England holds on, they would improve to 10-2 on the season. Acting out of obvious frustration (even though the Patriots were easily winning the game), Gronkowski dove onto White, dropping a forearm in to his helmet.

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Asked to elaborate on the source of his frustration, Gronkowski cited an offensive pass interference call against him in the first half. "I don't really believe in the type of shots like that". "It was a lot of frustration", he told reporters.

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. Gronk did express regret for how he handled himself in the skirmish, and made sure to apologize to White, who entered the concussion protocol as a result of the wild play.

Gronkowski criticized the officiating during the play, sounding off about the "craziest stuff ever". What am I supposed to do? That wasn't cool. Obviously the game was already - it was a pretty big margin at that time. And then they don't call that, I mean.