FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl.
Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, released a portion of the call on Tuesday.
He can be heard telling the dispatcher on Monday: "This is Rob Gronkowski calling, and while I was gone my whole house got robbed, while on the Super Bowl trip. And I just got back."
A police report says someone broke a window to get in. In a Broadcastify.com recording of a call between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher says "multiple safes and possible guns" were taken.
The police report redacted all details of what was taken.
The report says Gronkowski lives with two roommates, both of whom reported items stolen.
Patriots: Butler denies off-field misconduct
BOSTON -- Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler says he didn't miss a curfew or do anything off the field that would have hurt New England's chances of winning the Super Bowl before he was benched for the game.
In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter and Instagram, Butler says reports of misconduct off the field are "ridiculous."
He says he visited with family every night while in Minneapolis. He adds, "I never attended any concert, missed curfew, or participated in any of the ridiculous activities being reported. They are not only false, but hurtful to me and my family."
Before the Super Bowl, Butler was on the field for 98 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps and started 17 of their 18 games. But he made it on the field for only one special teams play on Sunday as the Philadelphia Eagles racked up 538 yards of offense, including 374 yards passing, and won 41-33. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has not explained why Butler was benched (see full story).
Patriots: McDaniels not going to Colts
INDIANAPOLIS -- Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring.
The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision in a statement Tuesday night after reports emerged that the Patriots' offensive coordinator had opted to stay in New England with coach Bill Belichick.
McDaniels had agreed to contract terms with the Colts to replace the fired Chuck Pagano. A news conference had been scheduled for Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Colts said McDaniels informed them Tuesday evening that he would not sign the deal (see full story).
Panthers: Interim GM put on paid leave
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers has been placed on paid administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment.
Team spokesman Ryan Anderson confirmed on Tuesday that interim general manager Marty Hurney is under investigation by the NFL under its personal conduct policy.
The Panthers brought back Hurney to be their interim general manager in July after then-owner Jerry Richardson fired Dave Gettleman days before the start of training camp. Hurney was the Panthers GM from 1998 through 2012. He's credited for building the core of a team that reached the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
Hurney and two others were to be interviewed for the position last week.
Jeanne Hurney said her ex-husband was "extremely controlling and was verbally and emotionally abusive" during their marriage. They married in 1988 and divorced in 2014.
The Charlotte Observer reported that Jeanne Hurney withdrew her complaint, but her attorney couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday night.