The NFL denied Rob Gronkowski's appeal of his one-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets. He will miss the Dec. 11 game against the Miami Dolphins.
The New England Patriots' tight end received the suspension Monday for a vicious hit he made in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills on cornerback Tre'Davious White, while the rookie was face down after intercepting a pass intended for Gronkowski.
White suffered a concussion from the blow Gronkowski delivered to the back of his head, which bounced hard off the turf.
Derrick Brooks, a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, is reportedly the NFL's appeal officer. Gronkowski, a Western New York native, was expected to appeal the first suspension of his career by phone.