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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Gronkowski: 'I'm in great spirits'

By Mike Reiss

BOSTON -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski held a book signing for "Growing up Gronk" today at Barnes & Noble at the Prudential Center, and there was a brief media Q&A beforehand.

After answering two questions about the book, Gronkowski was asked a series of questions on recent news surrounding the Patriots and NFL. Here is the quick exchange:

Rob Gronkoswki
Gronkowski stayed clear of topics that didn't involve the book "Growing up Gronk."
Q: Any reaction on the arrest of your colleague, Alfonzo Dennard?

A: Nah, I got no reaction at all.

Q: What about Aaron Hernandez?

A: I got no reaction at all, just here about the book.

Q: How is your back?

A: I got no reaction about that right now, either.

Q: Looking forward to the season?

A: I can tell you this, I’m in great spirits and I’m enjoying life a lot more. I can tell you that right there.

Q: Does the NFL have a problem with players off the field, getting in trouble?

A: Ask [commissioner] Roger Goodell.

Q: Do you think there is a problem with players off the field?

A: You have to ask Roger. He’s been in the business for a while now, so he’ll know, from when he started to where he is now. Roger that.