Rob Gronkowski is usually a very outspoken person, but when it comes to the situation involving Aaron Hernandez, he's not talking.
In an interview with Don Dahler and CBS This Morning, per NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal, the sometimes-criticized New England Patriots tight end, who has been promoting his new book, was asked about Hernandez.
He refused to speak about his former teammate, and really wasn't all that happy about the question. Take a look:
That was only slightly uncomfortable.
Gronk looked like he was being overcome with some serious anger, and he was on the verge of walking out of the interview. But the laughter of his brothers and father (and promise by Dahler to change the subject) helped ease the tension a little bit.
Nevertheless, Gronk handled the situation in pretty much the only way possible, so he deserves credit for that.
Answering any questions about Hernandez—who was recently charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd and is currently being held without bail after pleading not guilty—very easily could have resulted in some kind of controversy, regardless of his answer.
But Gronkowski didn't take the bait (you can't really blame Dahler for trying, either, since it's his job) and avoided an extremely touchy and serious subject.
The Patriots also have to be happy with Gronkowski. The 24-year-old has been known to make headlines off the field, but he displayed a good sense of judgement during this particular interview.