Rob Gronkowski Announces Partnership with CBD Recovery Company and Possible Return to Football

August 27, 2019
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Rob Gronkowski is back in the news with a big announcement. No, he didn't say he's coming out of retirement to play for the New England Patriots (but he didn't not say it either). He actually announced his partnership with CBDMEDIC, a hemp-based medical recovery company that helped him deal with injuries he sustained on the field, as well as recovering from nine separate surgeries.

“I was hurt both mentally and physically from football,” Gronkowski said. “For the first time in more than a decade, I am pain-free.”

Gronkowski is such a big supporter of the CBD recovery products that he is urging the NFL to reconsider their stance of cannabis. "That's why I'm advocating for CBD to be acceptable for all players to be used in their recovery."

He also got a bit emotional when explaining to Patriots fans that as much as he loved them, he had to put his well-being first. "I want to be clear to my fans, I needed to recover. I was not in a good place. Football was bringing me down, and I didn't like it. I was losing that joy in life."

Now that he is pain-free and overall in a better place, Gronk laid it all out for fans his thoughts on coming out of retirement to play in the NFL. "If I have the desire to play football again. If I feel passionate about football again. If I'm feeling like I need to be out there on the field, I will go back to football. But as of right now, that is not the case."

Check out his big announcement with CBDMEDIC below: