NE Patriot’s Rob Gronkowski Retires, Becomes CBD Advocate

New England Patriot’s TE Rob Gronkowski AKA ‘Gronk’, held a press conference today that was to reveal what was to be a major announcement. Many of his fans were hoping he was going to announce his return to another season of NFL football this year.

In a clip from his announcement today posted by NFL on ESPN on Twitter, he says he was losing his joy in life and knew he had to fix himself.

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His announcement though is that he is retiring, and although he is isn’t ruling out a comeback, his new venture is to become a CBD advocate. He also says he needs time away from football and that he wasn’t in a good place in life.

CBS Sports reports:

This event was teased as Gronkowski announcing a big decision about his future, so there were naturally some who held a glimmer of hope that the tight end would announce his return to the New England Patriots. When asked about his decision to retire, Gronkowski began to choke up and revealed that he wasn’t in a good place mentally or physically. 

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NFL affiliate Ian Rapoport tweeted about an NYC press conference for ‘CBD Medic’ that Gronkowski spoke at today:

“At a @cbdmedic_pharma press conference in NYC, ex-#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski comes out as a CBD advocate: “I’m here to appeal to the sports governing bodies to update their positions on CBD (so it can be) used by all players. … For the first time in a decade, I’m pain-free.”

Shortly thereafter he posted another tweet:

“Former #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski insists “I didn’t retire from life.” When asked if he could come back, he says “not in the foreseeable future,” but he says he needs that fire “week-in and week-out.” If he feels good enough — and he’s not there yet — he didn’t rule it out.”

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Gronk tweeted out this morning about his new venture with CBC Medic detailing how he has been dealing with ‘more than a decade of living with pain’ and that he is ‘blown away’ by the effects of their products.

“After more than a decade of living with pain, I started using @cbdmedic_pharma products for recovery and I was blown away. So proud to partner with these guys https://cbd-medic.com/Gronk

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@cbdmedic_pharma TWEETED ABOUT THE PRESS CONFERENCE AS WELL THIS MORNING:

All this comes as the NFL season is gearing up, and a few other shakeups are happening, including Andrew Luck’s retirement from the Indianapolis Colts, and some calls from fans for them to hire Colin Kaepernick, which has caused much controversy among those who are still unhappy with Kaepernick and the NFL because of the National Anthem kneeling incident in 2016. Some fans who quit watching the NFL then have yet to return.