While Tom Brady has been caught red-handed, Rob Gronkowski is just trying to have a good time.
No, this summer's antics have yet to reach the heights (depths?) of 2013, but Gronk's fun-loving "twerking" on ESPN reporter Jemele Hill at the Kentucky Derby last weekend went viral from the New York Daily Post and The Big Lead.
ESPN, the "Worldwide Leader" for a reason, smartly took initiative and ran a short segment on Hill's podcast, "His & Hers," discussing what happened between the ESPN columnist and TV analyst. You can watch the segment here.
Too-close-for-comfort relationships between athletes and media aren't anything novel, as Joe Namath's interview with Suzy Kolber in 2003 gave us an early glimpse of how digital media would make these situations more commonplace. Some, like Namath's, have actually had heartwarming results, while in Gronk's case, he's just trying to be goofy -- a lighthearted off-season story of a rich 25-year-old having fun.
Email Ben Tsujimoto, who could never dream of pulling off Gronkowski's Derby attire, at firstname.lastname@example.org