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Most men would love to have had Gronkowski’s job

EDITOR:

You’ve got to be kidding me. Rob Gronkowski, former tight end for the New England Patriots, recently retired from football because, he stated, “I want to be clear to my fans. I needed to recover. Football was bringing me down and I didn’t like it. And I was losing that joy in life.”

Then, of course, hosts and analysts on ESPN sympathized with him, saying how the rigors of off-season training and practice takes its toll.

Gronkowski made $8 million a season with approximately $21 million guaranteed. It would take four average Americans 40 years to make what he made in one season in the NFL.

Sorry, Rob, but do you have any insight whatsoever into knowing how many men would love to do what you do for a living?

If you think the NFL gets to you, try working for a living, like the average American has to for 40 years, and see how that drains you.

This is a perfect example of why I do not follow professional sports anymore. I hope those of you reading this agree.