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Rob Gronkowski doesn't want to talk about 1-game suspension, cuts media session short

Ryan Hannable
December 15, 2017 - 3:08 pm

FOXBORO -- For the first time since his one-game suspension, Rob Gronkowski spoke to the media and didn't really want to speak about what happened in the game two weeks ago against the Bills.

“Definitely. Definitely learned about it, but I am not really here right now —big game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and I am putting my focus on them right now," Gronkowski said when asked for his thoughts following the suspension. "Definitely learned from the mistake that I made, for sure, a couple of weeks ago, the last game I played. I have a huge game this Sunday. We have a huge game as a team this Sunday, so just putting all my focus on the Steelers this week.”

Gronkowski was asked if he's apologized to Tre'Davious White since the play when he dove on to his neck/head when he was on the ground following an interception. White was in the concussion protocol after the game, but played last week against the Colts.

“I am just focused on the Steelers," he said.

The tight end then spoke about being glad to be back following the suspension and bringing energy to the team. Then, following about two total minutes at the podium, Gronkowski was asked three more questions before ending the session on his own after 2:19.

Here was the exchange:

Q: How did you spend the week away?

RG: “I was just chilling."

Q: Did you watch Monday's game?

RG: "Of course."

Q: Was it hard to watch the game not being there?

RG: “Big game this Sunday. Thank you, guys. I'm out."

Gronkowski will be back on the field this Sunday against the Steelers, a team he's had quite a bit of success against, catching 30 passes on 36 targets (83.3 percent) for 496 yards and eight touchdowns. 

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