FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski isn't exactly sure why his brother said what he said on WEEI during a call into the Kirk and Callahan Show on Tuesday. But he wanted to make it clear that Chris Gronkowski wasn't speaking for him.
"I didn't talk to him at all," Rob Gronkowski said during a press conference Wednesday. "And to tell you the truth, he probably was going on for a promotional thing for his ice shaker. No lie. He's been on Shark Tank with it, he's teamed up with A-Rod so it's actually a pretty big deal.
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"So I guess buy his ice shaker is what he was trying to get to, and then he got caught up in all that nonsense. He doesn't speak for myself and he knows he doesn't."
Chris Gronkowski, 31, sells stainless steel protein shakers under the brand Ice Shaker. He was on ABC's "Shark Tank" in October of last year and partnered with Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez. Gronkowski recently told CNBC's "Make It " that the company has hit over $3 million in sales since being on the show.
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On Tuesday morning, Chris Gronkowski called into WEEI and said his brother was frustrated that no one else could shake free from man-to-man coverage, allowing opposing defenses to focus all of their attention on him. He also touched on his brother's offseason, his contractual demands, and his approach to training.
You can read more about Chris Gronkowski's WEEI back-and-forth here.