Rob Gronkowski kept it cool after discovered that his house was robbed during his trip to Minnesota.
It has been a very tough few days for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. On Sunday, the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Things didn’t get much better for Gronk once he returned to Foxborough. After arriving, he came back to a burglarized home.
The home was empty during the Super Bowl. Many of Gronkowski’s close family and friends were flown to the Twin Cities for the game.
The Boston Globe has some details on what was taken. According to a report from earlier, safes and guns were among the items taken.
“Gronkowski’s Foxborough home was broken into while he was away at the Super Bowl, a theft that might have involved “multiple safes and possible guns,” according to a police dispatch.”
Understandably, local authorities are keeping things relatively hushed with this high profile crime. Gronkowski’s room was reportedly locked, but two housemates also had “several hundred dollars” worth of items stolen. It is unclear the total value of what was taken from the house at this time.
Tonight, audio from Gronkowski’s call to police was released. From NBC 10’s Perry Russom:
— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) February 6, 2018
The clip provided it very brief. Here’s what Gronkowski said to police on this recording:
“Hello, this isn’t an emergency. This is Rob Gronkowski calling, and while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while I was on the Super Bowl trip. I just got back.”
This is a tough situation for anyone, even someone with plenty of means like Gronkowski. Clearly, Sunday night’s loss was emotional enough for him.
After the game, during which he caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns, he would not commit to playing again next year. Gronk is only 28 years old, but he has a long injury history during his fantastic eight-year NFL career.
Hopefully police are able to track down those who did this. We’ll have more as updates come available.