Rob Gronkowski implores NFL, other pro sports leagues to allow CBD use

Rob Gronkowski has hung up the cleats on his larger-than-life on-field persona and is taking on a new role in retirement: Mr. Recovery.

The former New England Patriots tight end has spent the five months since announcing his retirement focused on recovering from his injury-riddled NFL career. 

He says CBD is the product that has helped him most, and now he’s asking the NFL and other professional sports leagues to update their stances on the substance.

“It’s just time,” he said. “It would have made a huge difference for me, I believe, during my playing career. I want the same opportunity for my friends and teammates out there.”

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Julian Edelman explains what he’ll miss most about ‘big ol’ teddy bear’ Rob Gronkowski

The Rob Gronkowski era in the National Football League is over, and seemingly no one is taking it harder than former teammate Julian Edelman

The New England Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl LIII MVP explained exactly what it is that he’ll miss most about Gronk – and there may be some inappropriate stories involved. 

Edelman called the former tight end a “big ol’ teddy bear” and noted that he was one of the most refreshing faces to see when the grind of the NFL season got to be too much. 

“Sometimes it’s not easy to have a great attitude,” Edelman said. “And Gronk’s over there in his locker room, naked, smiling, like, ‘Hey, what’s up, dude?'”

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Watch: Highlights from Rob Gronkowski’s legendary career

The Rob Gronkowski era in New England has come to an end

The superstar tight end was drafted 42nd overall in the 2010 NFL draft and quickly became a household name, not only for his abilities on the field but also his larger-than-life personality. 

Gronkowski spent his entire career with the New England Patriots, playing in five Super Bowls and winning three. Many have called him the greatest tight end in league history, and there’s no denying that he has earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

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Rob Gronkowski has the time of his life at Patriots Super Bowl parade

Noted party animal Rob Gronkowski didn’t hold back at his third, and possibly final, Super Bowl victory parade. 

The New England Patriots celebrated their Super Bowl LIII win over the Los Angeles Rams with a rolling rally through the streets of Boston, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. A million fans or more were expected to be in attendance, thanks in large part to unseasonably high temperatures.

The superstar tight end, who hasn’t denied rumors that he’s mulling retirement, appeared to have a full bottle of wine in his hands shortly after the parade began at 11 a.m.

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Rob Gronkowski insists he’s ‘all in,’ hasn’t thought about retirement

Rumors are swirling about New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s possible retirement at the end of this season, but the NFL superstar put that chatter to rest on Sunday – at least, for the time being. 

“I’m all in right now,” Gronkowski said in his postgame press conference after the Patriots’ 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. “I haven’t thought about anything like that.” 

The tight end was only targeted once during Sunday’s AFC divisional round game, which resulted in a 25-yard reception. Gronkowski missed three games this season due to injury and has largely had a quiet season, with his best game coming in New England’s Week 14 loss to Miami, when he went 8-for-8 with 107 yards and a touchdown. 

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