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Rob Gronkowski wears his 'Sorry for Partying' apology


We know this much: Rob Gronkowski is listening.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski shows off his
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski shows off his "Sorry for Partying" tank top with fan Tarah Maciel. (@TarahMaciel/Twitter)

The New England Patriots tight end has caught heat this offseason for his well-advertised tendency to wreak havoc off the field. As you know, the 23-year-old (sounding not unlike the vast majority of 23-year-olds on the planet) likes to dance, utter his share of vapid thoughts -- and imbibe spirits in the night.

Maybe you're not down with his game plan, but Gronk is Gronk -- and he isn't completely tone deaf to the chatter.

Patriots fan Tarah Maciel sent us the photo at right of Gronk -- sporting a "Sorry for Partying" tank top -- outside a pizza parlor at Universal Studios in Orlando.

Some are in a panic over Gronk's excesses, but Patriots veteran left guard Logan Mankins said it best, labeling his teammate a lovable "meathead" who enjoys a mix of mirth and football.

As long as football comes first, the Patriots appear fine with the extracurricular frenzy.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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