Rob Gronkowski Leaves Massive Dent In Patriots Super Bowl Trophy After Using It As Bat

Earlier this year, Rob Gronkowski played a major role in securing the Patriots‘ sixth Lombardi Trophy. Last week, he also played a major role in nearly destroying it. 

Gronkowski was among a number of Patriots players invited to attend the Red Sox Opening Day ceremonies at Fenway Park last Tuesday, when they were honored on the field and threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the home opener. Of course, the Super Bowl champs made sure to bring their well-earned hardware to show off in front of the sold-out crowd at Fenway. It was good theater.

But what fans didn’t see — at least until now — is that Gronk went a little overboard while pregaming the pregame festivities and, as a result, he did some significant damage to the team’s newest trophy. The Patriots’ official Twitter account shared the story with a well-produced video on Wednesday. 

.@RobGronkowski left a mark on this organization.

And on the sixth Lombardi. pic.twitter.com/t5IVTyCXcA— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 17, 2019