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Current and former New England Patriots were out in full force at the 2019 Kentucky Derby -- with one 6-foot-6, 265-pound exception.

Retired tight end Rob Gronkowski, who's attended many a Derby in the past and almost put a horse sharing his name in last year's race, was nowhere to be found at Churchill Downs over the weekend.

So, did he have a falling out with Tom Brady? Is he not part of the "crew" now that he's done playing?

Nope. According to Cardinals team reporter Mike Jurecki, Gronk was simply partying elsewhere.

If you think the 29-year-old's Las Vegas retirement party was an intimate gathering of close family and friends, you don't know Gronk.

TMZ Sports posted a two-minute video of the bash Monday morning that features a shirtless Gronkowski doing his thing: gyrating wildly, doing pushups on-stage, chugging vodka and even playing a random saxophone.

 

So, while he missed out on hanging with his old mates -- and getting in on Linda Holliday's awesome selfie -- Gronk has plenty else to do with his free time.

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