After Sunday night's win over the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he had a succinct way of dealing with the "yappin'" from Colts safety Sergio Brown.
"I took him and threw him out of the club," Gronkowski said.
The Patriots tight end finished with four receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown in the win—New England's sixth straight—but his most tangible encounter with Brown came in the fourth quarter when running back Jonas Gray scored his fourth touchdown of the game. Gronkowski blocked Brown out of the play and continued to do so until Gray was out of bounds and the play had stopped. Gronk was whistled for unnecessary roughness and taunting.
On Monday, Brown took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Gronkowski and the Colts' loss—before deleting the tweets shortly thereafter.
Brown returned to Twitter before long Monday afternoon, posting a pair of messages that were seemingly in response to the incident.
It should be noted that Gronk and Brown have history. They were teammates in New England in 2010 and 2011. Brown was also the Colts player who broke Gronk's arm in 2012 while the latter was blocking during an extra point.
- Mike Fiammetta