Rob Gronkowski was clearly upset that Tom Brady was intercepted by the Bills.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is coming under fire for a cheap shot hit that he took after Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White was on the ground and out of bounds after the play was over.
The hit occurred when White intercepted a pass from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. White appeared to be a little bit shaken up after the late hit by Gronkowski and was being evaluated for a head injury. Gronkowski was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
Micah Hyde got into his own scuffle with Danny Amendola on the same play so the two teams decided to accept offsetting penalties. Unfortunately for the Bills, Jerry Hughes was called for a personal four for unsportsmanlike conduct after the play and the Bills lost 15 yards.
Watch the play in question below:
Gronkowski issued an apology after the game:
"I definitely want to apologize to No. 27," he said, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. "I'm not in the business of that. It was a lot of frustration. I was just really frustrated and at that moment it just happened naturally through emotions and frustration. I just want to apologize to Tre'Davious White. I don't really believe in the type of shots like that. But just through TE frustration process, the game of football, emotions, is just what happened."
New England improved to 10–2 on the season with the victory.