Rob Gronkowski Says He Wasn’t ‘In A Good Place’ At The End Of His Football Career

The Daily Caller | 8/27/2019 | Staff
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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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Former New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski got emotional Tuesday when discussing the end of his football career.

Gronk hung it up after nine years, three Super Bowl rings and multiple injuries that he had to deal with since entering the league. It’s clear from his recent comments that the physical aspect of the game just took too much of a toll on him.

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“I want to be clear to my fans. I needed to recover. I was not in a good place. Football was bringing me down, and I didn’t like it. And, I was losing that joy in life,” Gronk said as he fought back tears during an event with Abacus Health Products, which is involved in the CBD game.

He also added that he might someday feel the need to play football again, but that’s “not the case” at the...
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