(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.
From the #Aftermath: #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was suspended 1 game for his egregious hit against #Bills CB Tre'Davious White. pic.twitter.com/XM1UJtQtuA
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2017
Rob Gronkowski has been suspended for 1 game for violation of unnecessary roughness rules pic.twitter.com/ySlimskMdh
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) December 4, 2017
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.