New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, back from a one-game suspension for a hit on the Bills' Tre'Davious White, did not have much to say in a brief meeting with reporters Friday, sounding much like his coach.
Asked if he had apologized to White, Gronkowski said he was focused on this week's game against the Steelers.
“I definitely learned from the mistake that I made, for sure, a couple weeks ago, the last game I played in,” Gronkowski said, according to video of the news conference posted on the Patriots' website.
“I have a huge game this Sunday, we have a huge game as a team, so I’m just putting all my focus on to the Steelers this week.”
White has not minced words in the aftermath of the incident, noting that Gronkowski could have severely injured him or ended his career.
"I mean, he did what he wanted to do," White said at his locker after practice Thursday. "He is what he did. I mean, that's all I've got to say about it, man."
White, though, wasn't done.
"It's good, but at the same time, my life is way more important than football," he said when asked how much of a relief it was that he was able to return to practice so soon. "I've got a son to raise. I'm down there, my back's turned, head to the ground and somebody sneakin' me. I mean, he could have broke my neck, could have paralyzed me."Nobody thinks about that. They think about football. At the end of the day, if football ended today or tomorrow, I'll be fine. As long as I'm able to walk and raise my son and do the things that I want to do."