BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been suspended one game without pay by the NFL following his late hit on Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White in Sunday’s game.
Following an interception, Gronkowski lined up White — who was laying on the ground — and delivered a viscous shoulder to the back of White’s head.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 3, 2017
The rookie remains in concussion protocol.
“Your actions were not incidental, could have been avoided and placed the opposing player at serious risk of injury,” the league wrote in a letter to Gronkowski.
Rob Gronkowski has been suspended for 1 game for violation of unnecessary roughness rules pic.twitter.com/ySlimskMdh
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) December 4, 2017
The tight end, who is an Amherst native, will appeal his one game suspension.