ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - New England Patriots tight end and former Arizona Wildcats star Rob Gronkowski was accused of making a dirty hit after pile-driving shoulder-first into the back of the head of Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White, who was laying on the field after making an interception with 4:50 remaining.
"That's just dirty football," Bills safety Micah Hyde said. "There's nowhere in our game for that."
White was dazed as he got up and was immediately escorted to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. The hit sparked a shoving match between Hyde and Patriots receiver Danny Amendola. Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes was so upset he was flagged for making contact with an official.
Gronkowski, Hyde and Amendola were penalized for unnecessary roughness.
Gronkowski was apologetic after the game.
"I'm not in the business of that. It was a lot of frustration," Gronkowski said. "I just want to apologize to Tre'Davious White. I don't really believe in those type of shots."
The Patriots won the game 23-3.
Rob Gronkowski apologizes for his late hit on @TreWhite16.