Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 9/29/13

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots carries a reception into the endzone past Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants for a first quarter touchdown on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
There looks to be some drama brewing between the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski’s family. We told you yesterday that the team and Rob himself are at odd over his playing status but now it seems his dad is involved: #Pats believe Rob Gronkowski wants to play, but his dad is keeping him off the field as a precaution after he injured himself in playoffs — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2013 #Gronk has looked good in practice, Patriots think he's ready. Gronk has also told teammates he may even wait until Week 6 to play (yikes) — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2013 This sounds like New England leaking this information to pressure Gronk in to playing sooner. It looks like Gronk wants to take the Derrick Rose approach to returning from his injury. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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