After playing only nine seasons in the NFL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has decided to call it quits at the age of 29.

While Gronk is still young, he sustained multiple injuries throughout his career which ultimately played in his decision to retire. 

We first pointed out, Gronk’s girlfriend was to blame for him retiring, or so people thought. 

Now it looks like Camille has finally spoken out about Gronk’s retirement. 

Gronkowski’s longtime girlfriend Camille Kostek went deep into the comments section of Rob’s latest post, congratulating him on his career.


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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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“Words can’t express how proud I am of you. It has been an absolute thrill watching you perform like no other out on that field,” she said. “You are the best that has ever played the game if you ask me! I love you with all my heart! I will be your biggest fan in all that you do!”

She also posted her own tribute to Gronk: 

Kostek and Gronkowski have been seen living it up while on vacation these past few weeks. Perhaps Gronkowski is looking to settle down and pop out a few Gronk Jr’s with Camille. 

Not a bad person to retire with. 

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