This is just ridiculous. T.J. Ward says that he may have been fined if he hit Rob Gronkowski up high | masslive.com Basically Ward admits to going at Gronk's knees because he was afraid of getting fined for tackling Gronk "high". Last I looked, Gronk is damn near 6'7 and he's got a pretty big torso. Contrary to what others have said, it's plain as day that Ward went at Gronk's knees. There were 2 other players there. Had Ward hit Gronk at the waist and wrapped up, Gronk was getting taken down by the other two. Plain and simple. This excuse that he had to go at another player's knees is BS and is going to cost someone their career..