Wednesday’s Mashup: Rob Gronkowski first used CBD after injury from playing soccer with Camille Kostek

Lucy Burdge
September 04, 2019 - 5:15 am
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MLB: Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Rob Gronkowski is now a spokesman for CBD products and he revealed recently he first used CBD for pain from a soccer injury. 

On the latest episode of “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” Gronkowski said he hurt his toes while playing soccer using KanJam containers with his girlfriend, Camille Kostek, in New Hampshire and used CBD to recover. 

“I was with my girl,” Gronkowski said. “I was actually facing her; she was on the other team, so it was getting competitive. We were going full speed. That was my first time playing soccer, too. I never played soccer before.” 

“You had to kick the soccer ball in the KanJam, and, literally, the soccer ball was half the size of the KanJam,” he continued. “So like, to get in the net, you would just be jamming each other right in the front.”

As you might guess, Gronkowski jammed his toes. 

“You know, it kills,” Gronkowski said. “They’re black and blue, totally killing me. My dad was like, ‘Hey Rob, try this cream out. Use this cream I’ve been using for my back pain.’ So I put (CBD) on my toes and instantly I got the relief that I was looking for.”

Gronkowski announced his partnership with CBDMEDIC during a press conference on Aug. 27. 

-- Jacoby Brissett recently signed a two-year, $30 million, $20 million guaranteed, deal with the Colts and it turns out he negotiated the whole thing without an agent. 

“Yeah, I do it myself,’’ Brissett said on Tuesday. “I don’t like people to BS on my behalf. I try to say it for myself. All you can be is honest. I did my rookie contract, too, so I kind of had the gist of it.’’

That rookie contract was, of course, with the Patriots. 

This all comes on the heels of Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement announcement on Aug. 24, making Brissett the team’s starting quarterback. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Well, we have an 8% chance, so I mean, like ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ there’s still a chance, I guess. At least in my eyes. You control two things: the way you play and the Rays because we play four games (against them). You don’t control the Indians, you don’t control the A’s. That’s out of the equation. Although we started controlling the Indians when we beat them two out of three.” -- Alex Cora, on the Red Sox’ playoff chances

 

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