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Gronk: I wonít be at Patriotsí workouts, Iíve got dirt biking to work on

this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isnít planning to show up for the teamís voluntary offseason workouts, and he isnít shy about explaining why: Right now his focus is dirt bikes. Gronk was at Gillette Stadium today not for the Patriots ...

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Old 04-21-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
 
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Gronk: I wonít be at Patriotsí workouts, Iíve got dirt biking to work on

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isnít planning to show up for the teamís voluntary offseason workouts, and he isnít shy about explaining why: Right now his focus is dirt bikes.

Gronk was at Gillette Stadium today not for the Patriots but for a Supercross Foxboro event, and when asked what heís been up to recently, he answered, ďIíve been training for this dirt biking.Ē

Wearing full Supercross gear, Gronkowski was asked whether heíll be at the Patriotsí upcoming voluntary workouts.

ďNo,Ē Gronkowski answered. ďIíve got dirt biking skills to work on.Ē

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the17thearlofoxford says:
April 21, 2018 at 12:52 pm
Once I missed dirt bike practice for a job interview.

It wonít happen again.
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Old 04-21-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: Gronk: I wonít be at Patriotsí workouts, Iíve got dirt biking to work on

Then retire from football. You don't get paid millions of dollars to do whatever you want and break a leg, or your back, getting thrown off a dirt bike.

If biking is your new passion, then quit football and give up whatever remaining money is guaranteed to you (as if he would have that much integrity).
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Re: Gronk: I wonít be at Patriotsí workouts, Iíve got dirt biking to work on

It’s voluntary. Do whatever you want Gronk.
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Re: Gronk: I wonít be at Patriotsí workouts, Iíve got dirt biking to work on

This is one of those, pay me more to stay home and be ready for football tactics...

But if he busts his arse and is unable to play, he should have to pay back whatever prorated signing bonus remains on the contract, plus void the guarantees...
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Re: Gronk: I wonít be at Patriotsí workouts, Iíve got dirt biking to work on

Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
It’s voluntary. Do whatever you want Gronk.
Voluntary? That's the excuse you give him? So, not being a leader and showing up, but putting yourself at great risk while chasing a HOBBY, instead, is okay because the workouts are voluntary? When you are making millions to play football?

This kind of attitude is yet another example of how professional athletes are out of control. They play a game, they get paid like kings, and yet they think it's cool to just do what they want. And, apparently, some people are cool with letting them get away with that.

I'd tell any player who pulls this garbage to pack his bags and find someone else to pay him his unrealistic demands. He is almost ALWAYS hurt, anyway. And now he's doing this dirt biking, and thinks somebody owes him something?

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Re: Gronk: I wonít be at Patriotsí workouts, Iíve got dirt biking to work on

Somehow - and call me weird - but somehow I just can't bring myself to care one way or the other...
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