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Brady, Belichick weigh in on possible Gronkowski suspension

Patriots coach Bill Belichick told Boston area reporters Monday that he had "nothing to add" on Rob Gronkowski's late hit on the Bills' Tre'Davious White in the fourth quarter.

"I think Rob addressed it," Belichick said on a conference call.

Gronkowski's late hit sent White into the league's concussion protocol. Gronkowski was not ejected but the league is reviewing the play and he could face additional discipline.

“It’s out of our control, such as injuries that can go down to pregame workouts,” Belichick said. “Things that are out of our control are out of our control.”

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After the game, Gronkowski apologized to White and said his outburst was due to frustration with lack of penalties being called.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday that Gronkowski gets held the entire game.

“I think for him it is frustrating," Brady said on his weekly Monday segment on WEEI, according to The Boston Globe. "He’s 270 pounds, so when they put a 190-pound player on him, any time there’s any contact just by inertia, the other defender is going to move. You basically limit it to a non-contact play and it’s just try to outquick someone, which obviously those guys are a lot quicker.

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“Gronk tries to get as close as he can to use his size, but the refs, they throw a lot of flags on him. He’s tried to change his style of play a little bit, but I think he obviously gets grabbed and held all day long. I’d say it is very frustrating for him to get these pass interference calls and he’s getting held the whole game and he doesn’t get a call. I can see why he’s very frustrated. It’s frustrating for everybody.”

Asked whether he thought Gronkowski should be suspended, Brady said, "I sure hope not."

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