Will Gronkowski, the horse, win the equivalent of comeback player of the year in 2019 horse racing?
"Depends on how my racing skills go today".
During Saturday's Monster Energy Supercross at Gillette Stadium, the fun-loving tight end, who has been decidedly vague about playing next season, doubled down on plans to steer clear of 1 Patriot Way as this year's offseason program gets underway. If not, Combatant would replace Gronkowski in the field of 20 horses running in the Derby.
Gronkowski doesn't seem bothered by missing out on a $250,000 workout bonus in his contract, noting that he's now busy working on his dirt-biking skills. I'm working hard, riding these bikes. Once again, it seemed like Gronkowski would return in 2018. "Sometimes four-wheelers, but not all the time now", he said.
When asked about his status with the Patriots, Gronk had little to say, "The status is doing really great". We used to do it every day. After the Super Bowl, Butler took to social media to deny rumors that he was benched due to a violation of team rule, saying he did not violate any curfew or attend any concert that caused him to miss practice.
"I'm definitely gonna look at my future, for sure", he said back on February 4.
Last week, Rob Gronkowski purchased an ownership stake in Gronkowski the horse.
It's quiet on this Monday morning, but here are a couple of bits as we kick off the week.
"It will be a new experience", Gronkowski said. Gronkowski, a three-year-old, contracted the fever over the weekend and will not be in a condition to make transatlantic travel.
The backlash from Rob Gronkowski's unusual press conference on Saturday has certainly been intense by fans and the media, but after re-watching the press conference a few times, it seems like it's turned into more than what may have been intended.