Last year, we had the Summer of Gronk. And it looks like the New England Patriots Tight End is at it again in 2013, broken arm or not.

Cheers to Deadspin for the picture

It's a familiar image: Rob Gronkowski surrounded by girls, topless and drinking. And many Patriots fans aren't pleased about it.

I, however, couldn't give a damn how Gronk spends his offseason. It's not like the alcohol he drinks or the dancing he does is going to break his arm to a worse extent. You've got to trust your players to enjoy themselves responsibly. And I'm pretty sure he's going to do that with Bill Belichick looking over his shoulder.

Look, Gronkowski's a great player, the best Tight End in the NFL. He's in his 20's. He's gonna take advantage of that. Most guys in their 20's go out drinking (OK, they might not take their shirts off as much). He's a young, successful guy. He's gonna celebrate.

As long as he doesn't do anything stupid, or anything that'll stop him from playing in September, go for it, go nuts. It'll keep us entertained until the season properly begins. You can be assured that Gronk, for all his antics, will work very hard when football time comes around. It would be OK to criticize Gronk for partying like this if he wasn't producing the goods. But coming off a record setting season, he was en route to another great year until he broke his arm. The guy is a catching machine, as well as a party machine. Let's enjoy this unique talent we have.

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Brendan Annely 2/05/2013 09:52:00 AM Edit

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