(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.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2017
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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.