Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suspended for late hit on Bills' Tre'Davious White

Posted: 12:53 PM, Dec 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-04 20:53:31Z

(KGTV) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was suspended one game by the NFL for a late hit on Bills defensive back Tre'Davious White during Sunday's game in Buffalo.

White was defending Gronkowski on a pass play and when he intercepted a pass from Tom Brady along the Bills sideline. After White came down the ball, he turned and was lying face-down on the turf when Gronkowski landed on him, hitting White in the back and head with a forearm.

Gronkowski was flagged for unnecessary roughness and White suffered a concussion after the hit.

Gronkowski apologized for the hit, but many Bills players felt he went too far and referred to the incident as "dirty. "

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Gronkowski will appeal the suspension.

The Patriots' next game is a Dec. 11 road game (Monday Night Football) at Miami.