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COLUMN: Patriots won’t let Gronkowski leave

February 28, 2018

By Danny Picard

BOSTON — By now, we’ve all put ourselves in Rob Gronkowski’s shoes.

Playing in the NFL has taken a toll on his body. He wants to control his own training regimen. He’s highly underpaid. He enjoys acting. And his interest in the WWE is real.

It’s led to rampant speculation that Gronkowski is all but done playing football. It’s not about business, they’ll tell you. This is personal.

Well, I’m here to remind you that the New England Patriots still exist. And it’s time to stop trying to decode every tweet, and start putting yourself in the shoes of someone in the Patriots’ organization who has some say in the matter.

Before I go any further, I should reiterate my very strong belief that Gronkowski isn’t going anywhere. I’ve been yelling and screaming on my podcast, since the Super Bowl, that there’s no chance Gronkowski goes to Hollywood or leaves for the WWE right now. The key phrase is, “right now,” as in, this offseason.

The rumors are probably true, to an extent. He will probably go to Hollywood at some point. He might even end up being a full-time WWE employee one day. But not right now.

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