New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski gained infamy after a video of him dancing shirtless after his team's Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants went viral. On Friday, he spoke to a Philadelphia radio station.
"Hard work and dedication, I always put my job first before anything, no matter what it is. I'm always just dedicating myself. Unfortunately, it just happened like that. I mean, it is what it is," Gronkowski said, according to ESPN.com.
"I have a lot of fun with my family. It was the first time I got to see them in a while. We were just having fun with my brothers and stuff, friends I hadn't seen in a while. The chance to hang out with [the band] LMFAO, that was pretty cool, too. Unfortunately we didn't win and that was the number one goal. That's all we did, was work, for the two weeks from the Baltimore game to the Giants game, just to keep on grinding. I was in the training room 24/7 getting healthy. Same with everybody else. [Un]fortunately we just came up short."
Gronkowski admitted that he could understand the criticism, but he also added that he put everything he could into the season. "I'm 100 percent in, every single game, every single practice, every single thing just to get out there on the field," Gronkowski said, according to the report. "It was definitely a tough loss. I was hurting from it. Everyone was hurting from it. You don't work that hard all year to get to the final game and lose. It just hurts, definitely. It just went on. I'm an [easy going kind of] guy. I try to get over things as soon as possible."