“Story is BS”: Ex-NFL star Julian Edelman refutes story portraying Rob Gronkowski as a party animal

Throughout his NFL career former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was a dynamic player with a dedicated soul for the teams’ success that his one of best friends Julian Edelman knows much better and time by time wide receiver.

However, recently one of Rob’s former teammates cited him as a party-addicted guy. This statement grasped the attention of Julian and he left no stone unturned to defend his friend as he is not ready to introduce the former NFL tight end as a party animal.

Julian Edelman defends Rob Gronkowski

In an interview on “Prime Time with Alex Stein” Gronkowskis’ former teammate Jake Bequette who was the tight end’s teammate for three seasons, said that Gronk had a habit of passing his time in parties in downtown Boston until 3-4 in the morning, additionally, the teams’ trainers would appear early and almost found Gronk in sleep and punch him with an IV to get ahead of his hangover.

“During the offseason, Gronk would go out all night with his boys in Boston, stay up until [3 a.m. or 4 a.m.] — whatever it was — and have his crew drop him off at the Patriots facility and he would stagger into the Patriots locker room, key fob in, and go pass out on the training tables in the Patriots training room.”

As the story of the league’s one of the best tight ends began circulating in the online media all of the Patriots fans accepted it as a source of fun, albeit his best friend Edelman and he posted a tweet throwing his own opinion on the matter. The former wide receiver stated his friend was a hard-working and team-first mentality person rather than accepting him as a party animal.

“Story is BS,” Edelman tweeted. “Everyone wants to paint Gronk as a party animal. When in reality he was one of the most dedicated teammates I had.”

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Edelman joined the Patriots roster in 2009 and the former NFL tight end joined him one year later together they spent nine seasons in New England, won three Super Bowl titles, and shared their weal and woe, win and loss while being the best companions in all on and off-field matters.

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Like the duos’ arrival, their leaving from the squad was within one year. Gronkowski came out of his 2019 retirement from the Patriots, yet changed his decision and joined Tom Brady in Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 2020 and 2021, on the other hand, Julian retired in 2020 and never came back in the league.

Though the remark of Banquette was not a serious and hurtful one, Julian could not remain idle and see his friend labeled as a player giving less effort on his on-field issues.

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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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