Gronkowski book on football, partying hits stores Tuesday


Rob Gronkowski's book "It's Good to Be Gronk" comes out next week and, according to the Boston Herald, it contains behind-the-scenes anecdotes on his time with the Patriots, as well as the logic behind his proclivity for partying in the offseason.

The book -- which was written with Jason Rosenhaus, the brother of Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus -- is scheduled to hit stores on Tuesday.

Here are a few of the excerpts from the 211-page oeuvre:

Gronkowski's defense of his off-the-field lifestyle: "I’m no Boy Scout, I’m a Gronk. Nobody, and I mean nobody parties like my crew, Party Rockers. ... We don’t do drugs, that’s for people who don’t know how to party straight. We don’t hurt people or look for any trouble. All we do is get wild, dance like madmen and have a very fun time."

Bill Belichick's response to Gronkowski after the tight end argued that partying in his down time makes him work harder: "[Belichick] shook his head and walked away and said, 'Whatever works for you...' "

Gronkowski recalling the day he was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft: "I put the helmet on and screamed at the top of my lungs at the TV camera. We hooted and hollered until the Patriots called back and told me to get offstage."

On Tom Brady's tough-love approach during Gronkowski's rookie year: "Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback that I had been watching on TV since middle school actually introduced himself to me. I couldn’t know it at the time, but that would end up pretty much the nicest he was to me over the entire year. ... If I made a mistake, Tom would blast me. In the meeting rooms he was super tough on me. I thought he didn’t like me."

On partying after losing Super Bowl XLIV to the Giants: "I took plenty of criticism for it. If it [expletive] you off, it might make you feel better to know I woke up the next morning with a heck of a hangover."

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