Rob Gronkowski's 'apology' for denting Patriots' Lombardi Trophy is on-brand

Darren Hartwell

Rob Gronkowski's 'apology' for denting Patriots' Lombardi Trophy is on-brand originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

Only Rob Gronkowski would be crazy enough to deploy an actual Lombardi Trophy as a baseball bat.

And only Rob Gronkowski would get away with it.

By now, you've probably heard the incredible story of how the retired tight end dented the New England Patriots' latest Lombardi Trophy during the team's appearance at the Boston Red Sox's April 9 home opener at Fenway Park. (If not, go read it now.)

But we still hadn't heard from Gronk about the incident ... until Friday morning. Here's the one-word "statement" Gronk issued on Twitter, while linking to a story on his family's "Gronk Nation" website:

That's Gronk in a nutshell.

Some people might get in trouble for damaging the most prestigious trophy in football. But not Gronk, whose wildly bold move to drop down a bunt with seven pounds of sterling silver became a hilarious tale of harmless hijinks.

In fact, the Patriots even say they'll leave the dent in the trophy for now as a reminder of the day Gronk left one more mark with the team.

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