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Gronk apologizes for hit described as 'dirty football,' could face disciplinary action

Gronk apologizes for hit described as 'dirty football,' could face disciplinary action

While laying face-down on the sideline, Gronkowski came up from behind White and dove onto him, sending his forearm and shoulder into the back of White's head.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says he was frustrated that no flags were thrown when he was pushed at the top of his rout, which led to his late hit on Bills CB Tre'Davious White. White noticeably was tugging on Gronk's jersey during the play, which sent the Patriots tight end into a fit of rage.

Moments after the final whistle, Sean McDermott and Bill Belichick spoke at midfield and the Patriots coach appeared to apologize for Gronkowski's unsafe hit.

Bills safety Jordan Poyer said he immediately asked the officials why Gronkowski wasn't ejected.

Gronk was upset with the officiating and retaliated against White, which he apologized to White for in his postgame media availability.

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.

Given how tight of a ship the Patriots run, we imagine Gronkowski will be on his best behavior for the remainder of the season.

Rob Gronkowski's dirty hit overshadows day of stellar play
Instead of an ejection, Gronk was hit with an unnecessary roughness penalty, as was Bills safety Micah Hyde . The hit occurred when White intercepted a pass from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady .

The Patriots won their eighth straight in a 23-3 victory over the Bills in the AFC East showdown.

"I'm not in the business of that".

White entered the National Football League concussion protocol after the hit from Gronkowski, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty but no ejection. "I don't really believe in types of shots like that".

"First of all, I definitely want to apologize to No. 27 (White)". It was just a lot of frustration.

"I just don't understand why there wasn't a flag", he continued. And they are calling me for the craziest stuff ever.

For the first time in more than 13 years when the Giants were playing a regular-season of postseason game, Eli Manning was a spectator rather than a participant. I mean, like what am I supposed to do? And then they don't call that?

Gronkowski himself made sure to apologize when speaking to reporters at his locker, but ruined it by making reference to some sort of imaginary "frustration process". It was just frustration. "It was just frustration and that's what happened".