Rodney Harrison rips Rob Gronkowski ‘You need to grow up’

Rob Gronkowski’s shirtless dancing after the Super Bowl loss has become one of the biggest postgame stories. Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison joined The Waddle & Silvy Show Wednesday and was told about the incident by the hosts. Harrison says that was the first he had heard about it, and he did not respond well.

“I guarantee you this, if Willie McGinest, Tedy Bruschi, Larry Izzo, Richard Seymour or myself had been at that party, (Gronkowski) probably would have got his head rung. There’s no reason for that to happen,” Harrison said.

“When we lost the Super Bowl, any of my Super Bowl losses, I was so devastated the last thing I ever wanted to do was party, let alone dance or take off your shirt,” he added. “It’s just immaturity. It’s not right. He made a mistake and I’m sure he feels absolutely stupid about it at this point. There’s a time and place for everything.”

“The leadership has to step up and someone has to pull (Gronkowski) to the side and say, ‘Look young man, this is inappropriate, this is not the time nor the place. You need to grow up. And that’s what it comes down to. I like this kid. I think he’s a good kid, works hard, is unselfish. But he made a mistake …”

You wonder how someone who hadn’t seen the pictures or video could have commented so harshly, but I guess that’s Rodney (or he’s not telling the truth). Harrison believes Bill Belichick was probably disappointed and that he probably dealt with Gronk.

Again, tearing my shirt off and dancing around probably isn’t the way I would have reacted to a loss, but I also didn’t have the best season ever by a tight end. Translation: whatever Gronk’s been doing has been working for him. It’s just the public perception that makes it looks bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like someone is having a roid rage episode.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1630914790 Bobbie Smith

    Is there a time limit for mourning a super bowl loss. Rodney Harrison should mind his won business it isn’t a sin to go to a party any time. no one said he was celbrating a loss just having fun. There is no reason to spend time in mourning. How does he know Gronk is sorry for it he hasn’t seen the video or spoken to him. He is a self righteous sanctimonious big mouth. 

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like thePatriots lost because the all Gonk’s teammates are in highschool.

    Girls! Girls! Sit down, have some milk and cookies.