Rob Gronkowski appears to take stance after being asked 'should men be allowed to play women's sports'

14:45 17.09.2023

NFL Star Rob Gronkowski Addresses Retirement and Stance on Men Playing Women's Sports During Capitol Visit

In a recent interview, NFL great Rob Gronkowski shed light on his thoughts about coming out of retirement, as well as his stance on an ongoing debate surrounding men participating in women's sports. The former New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers star, known for his imposing presence on the field, provided fans with some insights ahead of Week 2 of the 2023 NFL season.

During a press conference, Gronkowski was unexpectedly confronted with a peculiar question regarding his thoughts on the Roman Empire. While initially caught off guard by the seemingly unrelated inquiry, the question had gained traction on social media platform TikTok in recent weeks, leaving many curious about the frequency with which their male partners pondered the rise and fall of the ancient empire. According to Know Your Meme, the trend originated on Instagram around a year ago when a Swedish user encouraged her followers to ask men about their thoughts on the Roman Empire. Gronkowski's response, which surprised many, was that he only contemplated the historical period when watching the movie 'Gladiator,' roughly once every three years.

However, the Roman Empire was not the only topic on fans' minds as they anxiously awaited Gronkowski's return to the field. Addressing lingering speculations about a potential comeback, the retired tight end assured NFL journalist Jordan Schultz that he had definitively retired and had no intentions of playing for any other team, even if his former teammate Tom Brady were to return to the game. Gronkowski and Brady had formed a formidable partnership throughout their careers, with the tight end exclusively playing for teams led by the legendary quarterback. After Brady departed from the Patriots in 2019, he successfully convinced Gronkowski to join him in Tampa Bay, resulting in a Super Bowl victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Gronkowski retired from the league after the 2021 season, with Brady following suit a year later.

Having left a lasting mark on the NFL, Gronkowski's achievements as one of the league's greatest tight ends cannot be disputed. Accumulating an impressive career stat line of 621 catches for 9,286 yards and 92 touchdowns, the 34-year-old's retirement announcement left fans nostalgic for his incredible performances on the field.

Beyond his football career, Gronkowski also made headlines during a recent visit to the US Capitol. While in Washington, D.C., the sports icon engaged in meetings with lawmakers to raise awareness about Valley fever, a disease that affects dogs. However, during his time at the Capitol, Gronkowski was approached by a Daily Caller reporter who posed the question of whether men should be allowed to participate in women's sports. Demonstrating his stance without uttering a word, the Super Bowl champion shook his head emphatically in disagreement.

As rumors continue to circulate regarding a possible return to football for Gronkowski, fans and pundits alike eagerly await any further developments. With his retirement leaving a significant void in the league, it remains to be seen if this NFL legend will grace the field once again or continue to focus on his advocacy efforts and off-field interests.

/ Sunday, September 17, 2023, 2:45 PM /

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