Rob Gronkowski Tweets Support for Horse Named for Him After Kentucky Derby Exit

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 23, 2018

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) dances as he celebrates a touchdown reception, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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After Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated reported Gronkowski, the horse named after Rob Gronkowski, would miss the Kentucky Derby due to a "slight infection," the New England Patriots tight end tweeted his support:

Gronkowski has previously announced on his GronkNation blog he had bought a stake in the horse, via Mike Pescaro of NBC Boston.

The tight end has been making headlines recently beyond just his support for the horse sharing his namesake.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported Sunday the Patriots expect him to play during the 2018 season, even though ESPN's Adam Schefter previously reported an official decision has not yet been made.

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