It didn’t take long after Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement back in March for people to start speculating he wasn’t serious about hanging up his cleats despite achieving about everything he could during his nine-year, injury-plagued career with the Patriots.
Since then, we’ve been provided with plenty of evidence with just how much of a toll football took on Gronk’s body, and based on the number of concussions he suffered, it seems like there would be no real upside in stepping back onto the field (even though he claims he “fixed” any CTE he may have been afflicted with).
While Tom Brady has repeatedly said Gronkowski seems perfectly content with his current situation (a sentiment the tight end echoed), Robert Kraft got some people’s hopes up when he revealed the former Patriot hasn’t officially filed for retirement but it would appear Gronk has more pressing matters to attend to.
Over the weekend, Gronkowski told the world to prepare for a “big announcement” on Tuesday after doing the same thing a few months ago before revealing the announcement in question concerned a partnership with a CBD company.
As a result, there was plenty of skepticism of just how “big” Tuesday’s reveal would be, and now, Gronk has confirmed anyone who got their hopes up concerning a return was a fool to do so, as Boston.com reports the big news concerns a party he’ll be hosting in Miami in celebration of Super Bowl LIV.
Gronkowski confirmed he won’t be playing in The Big Game even if the Patriots manage to reach it yet again, saying:
“I may not be playing the game this year, but I will still be going to Miami and I’m going to be debuting my very own music festival and its Gronk Beach.
I mean, you can’t ask for any other situation that better than that. Bring some wildness, some fun, to bring a music festival to Miami and not just on top of Miami, at the Super Bowl. It’s really never been done like that before.”
I guess that settles that.