National Football League upholds Gronkowski's one-game suspension for late hit


White chose not to comment on the one-game suspension levied against Rob Gronkowski, but he did confirm that he felt it was a dirty hit. The tight end was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play and apologized through the media after the game - White said Thursday Gronk hadn't reached out personally to apologize. "I'm laying there he snuck me, my back turned". He also spoke for the first time about the league levying just a one-game suspension for what everyone agrees was dirty and risky.

White was dazed and immediately evaluated for a concussion.

White, who entered concussion protocol as a effect of Gronkowski's elbow drop, was cleared to return to practice on Thursday. I probably could've but my tongue off. He could of broke my neck. I mean, I got a son to raise [and] all that. "But boy, when you see something like that and it happens right in front of you, me as a quarterback, I might have ran over and gave him a good shot".

The Patriots star tight end was suspended just one game for his actions. "Awful headache. It is what it is". He will not play for Week 14 in the Patriots' game against the Miami Dolphins. "All that. People don't think about that when they just react", he said.

"I'm focused on the Colts [this Sunday]", he said. According to Clark, White texted about Gronkowski, "the whole hood want 'em".