FOXBOROUGH (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Dolphins could be catching a break as they prepare to face the AFC’s top team.READ MORE: Suspected Shoplifter Shot By Police After Pulling Weapon At The Falls Shopping Center In SW Miami-Dade
The NFL suspended New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski one game for a late, gratuitous hit to the head of Buffalo defensive back Tre’Davious White.
Multiple reports have indicated that Gronkowski will appeal the suspension.
If it is upheld, Gronkowski will miss New England’s game against Miami next Monday night.READ MORE: CDC's New Mask Mandate Encourages People To Get COVID Vaccinations
White was lying face down on the sideline after intercepting a pass Sunday when Gronkowski body-slammed him, driving his forearm into White’s back and head.
Gronkowski was called for unnecessary roughness, but because of retaliation from the Bills there was no penalty assessed.
After the game, which New England won 23-3, Patriots coach Bill Belichick appeared to apologize to Bills counterpart Sean McDermott. Gronkowski also apologized , saying he let his frustration get the better of him.MORE NEWS: 'There's More Aggression, More Confrontational Attitude': Miami Beach Police Chief On Increasing Safety, Security
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