Why Rob Gronkowski didn't attend Kentucky Derby

Ryan Hannable
May 06, 2019 - 10:04 am
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The Kentucky Derby saw a good amount of current and former Patriots getting together including Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Bill Belichick, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett, Brian Hoyer and more.

But there was one person missing -- perhaps the biggest partier of them all -- Rob Gronkowski.

So, where was Gronkowski instead of Churchill Downs?

According to Mike Jurecki of the Cardinals, he was in Vegas with family and friends for a celebration that began at 11 p.m. Gronkowski officially announced he was retiring from the NFL at the end of March.

Here are a few shots of the current and former Patriots.

Kentucky Derby 2019! Thanks for the fun! Thanks for the memories! -------- Fascinator @mariegalvinmillinery Dress @shop_alexis

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Boys will be boys. Derby 2019 was one for the books. ------

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