Gronkowski: Brady says he's playing six more years, can't retire before him

Gronkowski: Brady says he's playing six more years, can't retire before him

HOUSTON -- Rob Gronkowski waited until Friday to make his first appearance of the week on Radio Row. When he did, he was welcomed by swarms of fans as reporters stood by. 

"Got the jitters backstage," he said. "It was like running out of the tunnel. I haven't done that in a while."

Gronkowski has been on injured reserve since early December due to a back injury that required surgery, but he's been around his teammates this week as they prepare to take on the Falcons in Super Bowl LI without him. On Thursday night, he appeared on Conan with Tom Brady, LeGarrette Blount, Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney and retired running back Marshawn Lynch. 


Wherever he shows up, he brings with him his typical enthusiasm and energy, and despite his injury history it seems as though he's interested in playing a lot longer. Yet the injury history is what it is, and he has myriad off-the-field business endeavors and so it came as no surprise when he was asked about life after football.

"I don't really think about it. Every single day I'm with [Tom] Brady, and he's talking about how he's going to play six more years," Gronkowski told the crowd, per ESPN's Mike Reiss. "So, like, in my mind, how can I stop playing before Brady? I came into the league like 50 years after him. I plan on playing as long as I possibly can. I love the game of football. It's my first love. I put football first, before everything."

Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

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Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.

Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.

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Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.

The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, “We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. “He has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”


Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

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Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?

Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride. 

Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

So, who won the dance-off?

Shaq vs @gronk dance battle you tell me who won

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