The Patriots are having a good year at 5-1 and atop the AFC East, but there is no doubting that this year they are facing their toughest competition yet.
The Buffalo Bills have come out of nowhere to shock the league with a blazing hot start at 4-2, and they feature arguably the best rusher in the league right now in Fred Jackson.
The rest of this season is going to be a fight for the Patriots, so I can only assume that Belichick wants to avoid any distractions.
Unfortunately, Gronkowski just found made himself a huge one. Joe Hirsch of thebiglead.com reports on pictures that Gronkowski took with an apparent adult actress, to put it lightly:
Rob Gronkowski, a tight end on the Patriots, appears to have spent his bye-week hanging out with porn star Bibi Jones. Her bio on twitter claims she’s a “new” adult film star. She’s on Facebook, too. Go friend her.
Will the Boston media grill Gronk about this on Monday or Tuesday, whenever the Patriots’ next practice is? You know the New York media would.
While this isn't as big of a deal as it's going to be made out to be, Gronkowski is still going to find himself in coach Bilichick's doghouse.
Of course the media is going to ask questions, and of course that's going to be the talk of practice coming out of the bye week.
The Patriots have a huge game against the Pittsburgh Steelers coming up, though, so the last thing they need is a distraction.
Gronkowski may be a lucky man off the field, but I guarantee you he's not going to feel so lucky when he returns to Patriots' practice.