We love writing about Rob Gronkowski. We usually cover his offseason exploits more than his actual NFL career. We also like posting pictures of him with cats.
The New England Patriots tight end has an upcoming book about his life (we doubt he wrote it), and an interesting fact came out before it was released…he hasn’t spent any of his NFL salary. He claims he lives off the marketing money he’s earned. Two of his biggest endorsement checks come from BodyArmor SuperDrink and Dunkin’ Donuts.
He earned $1.8 million in his first two NFL seasons and then signed a six-year/$54 million contract (with an $8 million signing bonus).
How has he not spent a dime of his NFL salary?
Since Gronk is known as an avid party-goer, I’m guessing he gets paid to appear at parties all over the world…parties that he would have attended without getting paid.
We all poke fun at Gronkowski’s lifestyle, but you never read his name in the police blotter and he has yet to fail a drug test. As much as the NFL doesn’t like seeing one of their most marketable players out partying all offseason, he brings much-needed levity in-between all the offseason arrests that occur during each NFL offseason.
It’s good to be Gronk.
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.