Rob Gronkowski’s One-Game Suspension For Hit On Tre’Davious White Upheld
Rob Gronkowski has lost the appeal of his one-game suspension, which was dealt for a late hit on Tre’Davious White.
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The New England Patriots (10-2, 1st in AFC East) tight end tackled the Buffalo Bills cornerback on Sunday after an interception thrown in his direction. Gronkowski later apologized for the hit, and he was penalized but not ejected from the contest. The Patriots won the game 23-3.
Gronkowski will miss this Monday’s game against the Dolphins in Miami. His appeal was heard by Derrick Brooks, the appeals officer assigned to the hearing jointly by the NFL and NFL Players Association.
After White took the hit, he lay on the ground face-down and Gronkowski jumped on top of him and put his elbow/forearm into the back of White’s head/neck area.
It is the first NFL suspension for Gronkowski, 28, since he entered the league as a second-round draft pick with the Patriots in 2010.
According to ESPN, this suspension will cost the veteran approximately $281,250, ($250,000 of his base salary plus a per-game roster $31,250 bonus) and also hurts his chances to earn extra money in incentives as part of the deal he signed in May to become one of the highest-paid tight ends in the NFL.
Gronkowski currently has 55 catches for 849 yards and seven touchdowns, as he has played 83.4 percent of the offensive snaps.
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 24: Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots after a reception during the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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