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Rob Gronkowski: The Next Great Author

Image courtesy of WEBN-TV/Flickr.

Image courtesy of WEBN-TV/Flickr.

What do you do when you’re Rob Gronkowski?

You’re 23, you’ve won a Super Bowl, and you’ve got some time on your hands between drunken Vegas parties and training camp.

You write a memoir of course!

“It’s good to be Gronk” is set to be out in stores on July 14th, a joint effort between Gronk and his agent Jason Rosenhaus. For those of you thinking this is going to be about girls and booze and fun, it is. We got some exerpts from Robert Klemko of SI.com on June 22nd. While there is much of the expected it does appear that there is a conscious thought process to what Gronk does with his life.

“To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money,” the book reads, per Klemko. “I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school … I don’t hurt anyone (except Gord with the occasional kick to the groin), I don’t do drugs, I don’t drive drunk, I don’t break the law … I’m a 23-year-old guy just looking to have a fun time.”

Probably no Pulitzer prize is coming for the work on this book, but you can’t fault the guy or his entrepreneurial spirit.

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