The New England Patriots tight end revealed a number of things in his new book, but one of the most interesting details is how money-savvy Gronk has become since joining the ranks of the NFL’s most elite players. He signed a six-year, $54 million contract in 2012.
“To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money,” . “I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school… I don’t hurt anyone (except Gord with the occasional kick to the groin), I don’t do drugs, I don’t drive drunk, I don’t break the law… I’m … just looking to have a fun time.”
Not a dime? I’m not sure if I buy that, but it’s totally possible. Gronk is a marketing machine, and the money he generates off his name is absolutely enough to live comfortably off of for a while. Gronk also seems like the dude who doesn’t hesitate at taking any free shit that is tossed his way. He probably has garages full of free “swag” given to him over the years.
Gronk also talked about the time he got in a massive frat house brawl:
“Guys were coming at me from behind and from all angles… Eventually eight of them got me to the ground, and I was taking kicks everywhere, but our quarterback, Willie Tuitama, ran in and helped get me out of there. The girl I had been friendly with told me that I looked like the Hulk throwing four dudes off me. She loved it and definitely made it up to me later.”
GRONK SMASH. It’s funny imagining Gronk picking up scrawny fraternity guys and tossing them around like they were Tom Brady’s deflated footballs.
Maybe I haven’t been giving Gronk enough credit over the years. He might actually be a smart guy hiding behind the personality of a dumb ass.
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