The sight of Rob Gronkowski flailing about on the dance floor just hours after defeat in Super Bowl XLVI was adequate to pull a small storm of critics out of the woodwork.
Rodney Harrison, speaking of the franchise he utilised to star for, told ESPN Chicago Radio 1000 on Wednesday that New England’s tight end “probably would have got his head rung” on Patriots teams of old.
Immediately after former NBA player Jalen Rose saw the clips of Gronk waving his gangly arms all over the dance floor and toying around with women toting glowsticks, he told ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on Thursday: “Forgive this term, simply because I didn’t make it up: He was getting a great time. He was white-boy wasted.”
Within seconds of Rose dribbling these words into the ether — the suits behind the scenes probably melting into a puddle — an on-air apology was hustled into existence.
“You guys got me in difficulty,” Rose said ahead of the show wrapped, per ProFootballTalk.com. “Earlier in today’s show, we had been talking about the Patriots’ postgame party and I made some comments that other individuals — some people — took as insensitive remarks, so for those that took it that way, I absolutely apologize. Pretty confident I often say factors that upset individuals, get beneath men and women’s skin. I guess right now was no various. So I’m sorry for the pushback.”
Not specifically a heartfelt apology. Had been Rose operating a ham radio out of his property, you get the sense he’d just preserve on talking — not backtracking.
Two final items on Gronk: (1) There’s little indication he could (or, possibly, ought to) care much less what Rose — or any person — has to say on this matter. (two) That ankle of his? All better now.
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