NFL star and party animal Rob Gronkowski has big plans for when he retires from football.

We hear the Patriots tight end was telling guests at Shaquille O’Neal’s Miami Music Week event “Fun House” that he wants to win ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and added, “I’m the best dancer in the NFL,” and so good on his feet, he says, that he’s even incorporating dance into his workouts.

The frequently shirtless footballer showed off his “DWTS”-worthy skills in a dance battle with O’Neal that ended with 6-foot-6 Gronk riding the 7-foot-1 NBA legend’s shoulders.

Ozzie Albies is tied for the lead among middle infielders in home runs (five), third in OPS and second in slugging percentage. As great as his start has been, there is one problem: Albies didn’t draw a walk until this weekend. That said, he has helped the Braves to a winning record midway through the first month of the season. — Woolums

The only teams averaging fewer runs per game than the Giants this season are the Royals and Reds. That isn’t a desirable group to be in for a team that had wild-card aspirations entering the season. The starting pitching has kept the Giants afloat, but there have been hiccups. Despite a rotation that has been without Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija at points, if not the entire season, the Giants sport the ninth-best starter ERA in the NL. — Langs

“The pressure was just hard. The pressure got hard to where I just remember just collapsing completely. And I just woke up in a puddle of blood on the kitchen floor. My whole right side was full of blood on the kitchen floor.”

The Seahawks cut Boykin hours after the accusations became public.

Bailey said Boykin later dragged her to the bathtub, undressed her and tried to clean her off. Hours later, Bailey said, the 24-year-old Seahawk drove her to Dallas Regional Medical Center. When they were separated for questioning, Boykin allegedly left and never came back.

Bailey’s jaw was broken on both her left and right sides, and she eventually needed to be airlifted to another hospital in Dallas after she had difficulty breathing because of the injuries.

“And I’ve never seen that much blood. I thought I was bleeding from somewhere else cause it was so much blood, completely,” Bailey said.

The couple was arrested around this time last year after crashing her car while intoxicated, which Bailey now says was caused by Boykin attacking her. She said she covered for him that time but denied his plea to do the same last week.
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The Lions’ decision to invest $135 million in Matthew Stafford looks like a smart one after Sunday’s game.

Although Stafford got off to a slow start — he threw a pick-six on his first pass of the season — he followed that up by throwing for 292 yards and four touchdowns.

Lions receiver Kenny Galladay is someone you might want to think about picking up on fantasy this week. The rookie caught four passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns, a total that includes the 45-yard touchdown catch you see below.

After one particularly brutal game that ended with a trip to the emergency room for a rib injury, “I could not breathe real deeply without pain,” he says. “But I stayed in bed, smoked marijuana, and healed in just a couple of days.”

It also kept him off of joint-damaging anti-inflammatories and addictive opioids such as OxyContin — which is “eaten like candy” in the NFL, Jackson says. “Players get handed bottles of pills.” The Titans’ Morgan says he’s heard of footballers becoming dependent on the drug.

34. Rob Gronkowski, tight end, Patriots (NR): You’re never in danger of getting any deep thoughts from the New England star, but his meatheaded antics off the field occasionally have a bit of charm. You never know when those antics are going to cross the line, either, which makes him imminently watchable.

The NFL responded quickly to the incident, making clear it was “disappointed.” The league’s then executive vice president, Joe Browne, said “it’s unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime.” (Indeed, the network has not.)

MTV released a statement claiming that “the tearing of Janet Jackson’s costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance.” The network’s then CEO, Tom Freston, alleged that Jackson alone had “engineered” the stunt.

Over the next week, some 200,000 viewers reportedly complained to the FCC, which later fined CBS $550,000; the decision was tied up in the court system for eight years before finally being tossed out in favor of CBS.

AOL, which had sponsored the halftime event, asked for a refund on its $10 million investment. Advertiser McDonald’s called the incident “inappropriate” — but did not drop Timberlake as its “I’m lovin’ it” spokesman.
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Rob Gronkowski speaks out on racial tensions: ‘You got to all come together as a team’

Rob Gronkowski is getting political, and his thoughts are deeper than you might imagine.

During his Wednesday appearance on the MooseTV channel on Class Act Sport, the Patriots tight end opened up about the ongoing racial tension around the United States and summarized how teamwork could be the solution to influence progress.

“Evil will always just destroy itself,” Gronkowski said. “In sports, a team is surrounded with people with different backgrounds, with different races, with different religion and you know how in order for a team to win is everyone comes together. I feel like that’s what the USA represents — everyone just needs to come together in order to win just like sports teams.

“I feel better about my body and my ability on the field. I don’t have to worry about taking so many injuries from different plays like yesterday where (Fairley) tried to hurt me,” Bryant told ESPN.com. “Just making sure my body feels good and I stay in shape.”

According to Bryant, the play was over when Fairley made an upper-body tackle on him.

“I was already on the ground. It is what it is,” Bryant said. “My foot was already bent. … (Farley) just came in and hit me.”

Bryant, who is the team’s No. 2 receiver after Antonio Brown, is back on the field after missing all of the 2016 season for multiple drug offenses.

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