Rob Gronkowski has had his fun this summer, and now the Patriots are telling him to back off the throttle.
According to a league source for the Boston Globe, the team has told its young fun-loving tight end that the "Summer of Gronk" is over.
From the Globe:
After posing nude for ESPN The Magazines Body Issue and partying at events for the issue and the ESPYs (Gronkowski was up for two awards but was shut out), and co-hosting Access Hollywood Live in recent days things that seem un-Patriot-like dont be surprised if he lays low for the next couple of weeks.
Bad news for folks who like following Gronk's off-the-field pursuits. Good news for anyone who thinks the big guy has been spreading himself a little thin before training camp, which begins July 25.
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.