Rob Gronkowski Admits in New Book He Thought Tom Brady Hated Him

By Rachel Wold

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is a football stud who parties, writes and does it all. He has a new book coming out where he describes how he perceived quarterback Tom Brady felt about him when they met. Here is a little excerpt from It’s Good to Be Gronk.

“Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback that I had been watching on TV since middle school actually introduced himself to me,” the tight end writes in an excerpt published by the Boston Herald. “I couldn’t know it at the time, but that would end up pretty much the nicest he was to me over the entire year. … If I made a mistake, Tom would blast me. In the meeting rooms he was super tough on me. I thought he didn’t like me.”

Along with this cute story about Brady, Gronk also admits that he regretted his shirtless dance moves after the Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants in 2012. There was a pretty bad hangover involved the next day too, he wrote.

Gronk also shared a bit of of insight into how head coach Bill Belichick perceives him—a perception that pretty much boils down to let Gronk be Gronk. The tight end reportedly told Belichick that “the fun stuff makes me grind harder.” For that, Gronk said that his coach shook his head and muttered “whatever works for you” while walking away.

Gronk definitely titled his new book appropriately. When is it ever bad to be Gronk? The reported release date for the book is Tuesday. It can be pre-ordered through Amazon for those who can’t wait to get start their summer reading started.

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