Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:35 PM
joeybee12 (51,029 posts)
Logan Mankins: Gronk is a big meathead who’s not hurting anyone
After Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did his traditional post-Super Bowl shirtless dancing routine, there was some talk in New England that Gronk needs to grow up, and that a veteran in the Patriots’ locker room ought to say something to him.
But one of the Patriots’ veterans, guard Logan Mankins, says that as long as Gronkowski is neither breaking the law nor injuring himself, there are no concerns within the locker room about the way he conducts his personal life.
“As long as he’s not getting DUIs and doing things that are against the law . . . I don’t think he’s hurting anyone,” Mankins said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “Hopefully he doesn’t hurt his arm. Then that would be bad. Gronk is a big meathead that likes to party and play football.”
Mankins is right: If we were to list all the things NFL players can do to get themselves in trouble during the offseason, Gronkowski’s habit of shirtless partying wouldn’t crack the Top 100. He’s not hurting himself or anyone else.
Put me in the "He needs to grow up" camp
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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:21 PM
mythology (2,720 posts)
2. At least this year it wasn't after losing the Super Bowl
I think he should probably be more serious, but then again I don't think he's ever going to be mistaken for a Mensa candidate.
But as the linked article said, there are a lot worse things he could be doing. He could be getting arrested or shooting himself in the leg (and then getting arrested).
The posing with a pron star isn't something I would consider tasteful, but it didn't hurt anybody.