Patriots radio analyst on Rob Gronkowski hit: 'Good, good for him' - The Buffalo News

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Patriots radio analyst on Rob Gronkowski hit: 'Good, good for him'

While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's hit on Buffalo Bills rookie Tre'Davious White has been almost unanimously criticized and led to Gronkowski being suspended for one game, Patriots radio announcer and ex-QB Scott Zolak had a different take.

Zolak thought that White was holding on the play and that somehow excused Gronkowski's retaliation.

“Good. Good for him,” Zolak says. “You’re going to hold him the whole way?”

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Zolak later attempted to clarify his remarks on Twitter. His revised statement seems to dovetail with Gronkowski's point about being frustrated that he is held all the time, saying: "To be clear .. dirty hit...should get fined. .called games for 6 years & the league can't cover him nor can refs ref @RobGronkowski"

Another former Patriot who thought a suspension was not warranted was Willie McGinest, now with the NFL Network. He appeared on the Jim Rome Show early Monday and explained why Gronk should not be suspended. When someone on Twitter questioned his reasoning, McGinest responded: "I base my opinions off watching all the NFL games and evaluating similar scenarios like the A.j Green/Ramsey fight which was . Worse but had no suspensions because that criteria was taken into account of history , track record etc. Thanks for listening"

Zolak retweeted the tweet from McGinest.

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