Gronk: I use head injuries as an ‘excuse when I do something crazy’

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has had his fair share of injuries during his playing career, including one concussion that he publicly acknowledges.

With head injuries becoming more of a focus for the NFL and current and former players, as well as fans, Gronkowski explained why he’s not yet thinking about the long-term impact of hits to the head.

“I really don’t think about it that much right now at this stage of my life,” he said. “But I do use it as a great excuse whenever I do something wrong or say something wrong or do something crazy. I say, ‘It’s because I play football and I get hit in the head a lot.’ So if someone tries to argue with that, then I don’t know. I don’t know how they can argue with it. I use the positive out of it, and I use it as an excuse when I do something crazy. It’s because I play football, and I couldn’t control it.”

For more context about what “crazy” Gronk might look like, here’s a compilation of some of his wildest moments.