Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says he doesn't crush beers

Gronkowski doesn't crush beers, thank you very much. (Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com)

This is … well, something. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has had to apologize for standing next to a porn star and later became the object of ridicule for dancing away his sorrows at a post-Super Bowl get-together, apparently isn't the party animal he's portrayed to be.

At least according to Gronk.

During an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, Patrick asked Gronkowski what they'd do if they ever hung out with the rest of the Gronk clan (there are five brothers in total).

“Whatever, good times," Gronkowski said via SportsRadioInterviews.com. "If it’s the offseason? Just kick it and play some backyard sports. Definitely some basketball in the backyard. Get a workout in, a little running, and just chill.”

Patrick: When would we start crushing the beers, though? (Editor's note: Patrick, 56, just said "crushing the beers.")

Gronkowski: Not sure. I don’t do those things.

Patrick: You don't crush beers?

Gronkowski: No.

Patrick: OK, I will. What other brothers would join me?

Gronkowski: Call them up and ask them.

Gronkowski also said that Tom Brady never gets mad and Bill Belichick allows him to be honest.

Which brings us back to crushing adult beverages.

As Will Brinson pointed out, maybe Gronk doesn't crush beers, he dominates them. The only other explanation: Gronk Flakes gives him his daily allowance of barley and hops, cutting out the need to drink altogether.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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