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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was sanctioned but not ejected for a late hit against Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre & White; Davious White on Sunday.

White was throwing to the ground after intercepting Tom Brady at the end of Sunday's game when Gronkowski, the intended receiver of the play, slammed his shoulder into White's neck after the whistle had sounded. The tight end of the Patriots was marked by an unnecessary rudeness in the play, but remained in the game.

Rob Gronkowski lost his temper. What a dirty play pic.twitter.com/b2gFWp03yj

– Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) December 3, 2017

The Bills subsequently announced that White was being evaluated for a head injury and posted their reaction to the sequence with a single emoji on Twitter.

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– Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 3, 2017

"I do not think there's any place in the game for that, really." Bills coach Sean McDermott said in his post-match press conference . "It was unfortunate, and I know he's a better player than that."

Gronkowski told reporters after the game that he wanted to apologize to White for the coup.

"I'm not in the business of that," he said. "There was a lot of frustration, and I was really frustrated at that moment, it just happened naturally through the emotions, the frustration, I just want to apologize to Tre White White, I do not really believe in the kind of shots like that …"

Asked what he was specifically frustrated about, Gronkowski said he believes White should have been sanctioned with a maintenance penalty at the top of the route.

"I just do not understand why there was not a flag," he continued. "And there were a couple of times in the game, and they're calling me for the craziest things in history, it's kind of crazy, like, what am I supposed to do, and then they do not call that?" It was just frustration. That's what happened. "

#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski explains why he was frustrated and gave him the economic opportunity: "I just do not understand why there was not a flag, there were a couple of times in the game, they are asking me for the craziest things It's like crazy, what am I supposed to do? pic.twitter.com/IL4n9Fi96M

– Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) December 3, 2017

Gronkowski, who will probably be He was fined by the NFL this week as a result of the stroke, finishing with nine catches for 147 yards in the game, which New England won 23-3.

Contact Tom Schad at tschad@usatoday.com or at Twitter @Tom_Schad . [19659013] PHOTOS: NFL PLAYERS AND LETTERS FOR A CAUSE

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