Gronkowski Apologizes, Ready for Pittsburgh

Derek Havens
October 26, 2011 at 04:14pm ET

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During the Patriots bye week, one of the big non-football related topics was a picture involving tight end Rob Gronkowski. In the photo, he was shirtless with adult film star Bibi Jones and she was wearing his jersey. While this story was way overblown, Gronkowski apologized Wednesday and stated he was ready to move on.

"I didn't intend anything to hurt the reputation of anyone on the New England Patriots or on behalf of Robert Kraft," said Gronkowski. "That's all, just a simple picture, that's all. From here on out, I'm just here to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the big game this weekend."

While the apology was not necessary in my eyes, I thought it was a nice gesture from the budding superstar. To read a transcript of the conversation Bibi Jones had on her appearance on "Toucher & Rich" on 98.5 The Sports Hub, click here.

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