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Bills Day After: Rob Gronkowski's grimy hit causes head injury, national furor

While many of us focused on the final score, Tyrod Taylor's injury, the possibility Nathan Peterman will start again, Rick Dennison's play calls, the run defense's struggles and Tom Brady's historic dominance of the Buffalo Bills, the rest of the country was agog over Rob Gronkowski's filthy hit.

The former Williamsville North star smoked a prone and helpless Tre'Davious White after a fourth-quarter interception in a game the New England Patriots would easily win, 23-3, Sunday at New Era Field.

Gronkowski, angry that an official didn't flag White for interference, reacted with a cheap shot that put the Bills rookie cornerback in the concussion protocol. Gronkowski was not ejected.

White's status is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, a game the Bills need to win to stay in the playoff race.

The internet fury from Gronkowski's blow to White's brain shows public sentiment the NFL should punish Gronkowski with a suspension, and as you'll see below, any suspension could be expensive.

Fox Sports rules analyst Dean Blandino: Gronkowski should have been ejected

Microphones heard Patriots coach Bill Belichick admit to Bills coach Sean McDermott what Gronkowski did was "bulls---."

Gronkowski eventually apologized for the senseless hit, but reconciled his decision by complaining about referee Gene Steratore's crew.

The NFL is reviewing the hit for "likely discipline," according to a tweet Monday morning by NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

Here's a sampling of the Twitter reaction:

Ex-Bill Aaron Williams calls out players for not retaliating after Gronkowski late hit

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