Just one game? This isn't a Patriot hate comment, but Gronk should have been handed an equal for equal suspension. Since it was flagrant and malicious, Gronk should be suspended as long as it takes Tre'Davious White to get back on the field (at least a 2 game minimum suspension).
Hal Habib wrote:
The NFL announced Monday that Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will be suspended without pay for next Monday night’s game against the Dolphins for a hit on Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White on Sunday. That could change if Gronkowski successfully appeals, and ESPN reported he does plan to appeal.http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost. ... ki-1-game/
As it stands, the Patriots would get Gronkowski back the following week for their critical AFC matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s possible the schedule could make the Patriots have second thoughts about appealing, should they not want to risk losing Gronkowski for the Pittsburgh game if the case gets bogged down.
“Your actions were not incidental, could have been avoided and placed the opposing player at risk of serious injury,” NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan wrote to Gronkowski. “The Competition Committee has clearly expressed its goal of ‘eliminating flagrant hits that have no place in our game.’ Those hits include the play you were involved in yesterday.”
White was lying face-down after he intercepted a Tom Brady pass when Gronkowski dove into him, driving his arm into the back of White’s helmet and causing a concussion.
Gronkowski was penalized for unnecessary roughness and apologized.
Bill Belichick apologizes to Sean McDermott for the Gronk hit that gave Tre' White a concussion. Called it bull%^&*.https://twitter.com/PrescottRossi/statu ... 7477547008