Thursday’s Mashup: Rob Gronkowski works out with brother Chris in Texas heat

Lucy Burdge
August 22, 2019 - 5:56 am

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-- Could Rob Gronkowski be getting ready for a football comeback?

Gronkowski and his brother Chris posted videos to their Instagram accounts on Wednesday while working out at a high school in Texas. 

“We snuck into some random high school baby,’’ Gronkowski says in the video. “‘Cause we gotta get that work in.’’

According to Rob, it was “100 degrees outside!!”

-- A lawyer for Larry Bird is asking an artist to remove tattoos from a large painting of the NBA legend on a multi-family house in Indianapolis. 

The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder.

The artist, Jules Muck, painted Bird wearing a blue basketball uniform as a replica of a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover from when Bird played for Indiana State.

Bird’s lawyer, Gary Sallee says his client “needs to protect” his brand and “doesn’t want to be seen as a tattooed guy.” 

Muck, in turn, said she adds tattoos to her art to avoid creating a complete copy of a photo.

The sides are working on reaching an agreement. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Things are a lot different than they were at a different point in time. It is what it is. I agree with what Brad and Bruce said, they hit it right on the nose. Everybody is trying to do the best they can. I think there are times when — I think when it gets personal I think that is crossing the line. You can think whatever you want about my coaching — good, bad, I have heard all of it. That is your opinion and I have no problem with that. I think when it gets personal with players and other people within the organization, I don’t think that is where it belongs, but I don’t have any control over that. Whatever it is, it is. I just try and do the best I can for our football team.” -- Bill Belichick, during the coaches round table on OMF, on dealing with the media