Gronk the Horse is Out but Gronk the Football Player Is In!
Gronkowski won't be spiking a Garland of Roses at the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby this year. Gronkowski the horse, that is. The 3-year-old from England will not travel to the Derby after spiking a fever over the weekend.
Gronkowski was the first European horse to ever qualify to run in the derby. Last week oddsmakers in Vegas had Gronk lisited as an 80-1 longshot.
When Rob Gronkowski heard of the horse's name and found out the owners were huge Patriots fans, he decided to invest in his namesake.
Gronkowski took to Twitter upon learning of Gronk being pulled from the Derby:
It’s unfortunate Gronkowski the horse will not be able to race in the upcoming Kentucky Derby due to an illness. I fully support what is best for the horse. I know he will come back strong and healthy and I am excited to see him race again very soon.— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 23, 2018
The good news for Patriots fans, as we head into the NFL Draft this weekend, is that Gronkowski announced Tuesday that he will return to play for the Patriots this season.
I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats. I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run.#bandsamakeherdancehttps://t.co/DLam37eWzw— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 25, 2018
The Pats have four picks in the first two rounds and are expected to be extremely active at the NFL draft this weekend.