Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski somehow avoided ejection after a flying forearm to the head of Bills cornerback Tre & White; Davious White after White was out of bounds at the end of an interception in the last quarter of 23- 3 Patriots win, but their actions will certainly deserve another look from the league while they award disciplinary action this week.
Gronkowski went to the dirty play after the game apologizing to White.
"First off me I definitely want to apologize to No. 27," said Gronkowski, through Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston. "I'm not in the business of that, it was just a lot of frustration, I was really frustrated at the time … I just want to apologize to Tre & Davy White, I do not really believe in shots like that."
Gronkowski's frustration stemmed from the lack of calls to illegally maintain or contact the Bills defenders, including what he felt was White's target before the interception.
"It's, like, crazy." I mean … How am I supposed to do? And then they do not call that? It was just frustration. That's what happened. "
Gronkowski has a point, but not one that excuses what he did and not one that should lessen the league's penalty.
White was evaluated for a head injury after the hit and Bills safety Micah Hyde said after the game that Gronkowski's apology does not make it a dirty play by the Patriots tight end.