Rob Gronkowski Interview
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It's easy for fans to assume they've seen every side of Rob Gronkowski there is to see. Not only does he play for the most talked-about team in the most popular sport in America, he hasn't exactly been closed off when it comes to expressing himself publicly. He is Gronk, a man whose life consists of partying and spiking footballs. We know this mostly because we can't avoid knowing it. Not only is his grinning visage ubiquitous throughout New England, encouraging residents, among other things, to patronize Dunkin' Donuts, something they don't need much encouragement to do in the first place, at age 26 he has now written a memoir. The Pro Bowl tight end has nothing to hide, and seemingly everything to share. But on a Thursday afternoon in July in a video recording studio in Boston, I had the chance to see Rob Gronkowski as I've never seen him before: quiet, inert, pensive, and even reading (cue cards, but still).
"To this day, I still haven't touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money," he wrote. "I live off my marketing money and haven't blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry, or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school."