Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a clear message for Jets safety Jamal Adams: An eye for an eye.
Gronkowski is nothing short of a team player and that helping hand extends to New England's mascot, Pat Patriot, after Adams mistakenly started beef with the five-time NFL champions.
Maybe Jets safety Jamal Adams had no way of knowing the circus of events that would follow after jokingly tackling the Patriots mascot during Pro Bowl festivities on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla. But the intended playful confrontation resulted in a serious aftermath.
The mascot sought attention from the on-site medic following the "painful" attack, per a spokesperson. Then, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the mascot was still experiencing jaw, neck and back soreness with examination for a concussion.
"I saw that. It wasn't very nice," Gronkowski told reporters at Super Bowl LIII Opening Night on Monday in Atlanta, per WFAN.com. "We're going to have to figure a way out to get the revenge. I mean, that was not nice what he did. I heard the guy got seriously hurt."
Adams said his intent was "all in good fun" and insisted he did not hit the mascot all that hard.
"He was running around and everybody was booing him, so I said, 'You know what? Let me go tackle him," Adams said, per ESPN's Michael DiRocco. "I didn't hit him that hard, man. All jokes aside, I didn't hit him that hard. I don't know what's really going, but they did tell me he's in the hospital. My intention was never to hurt him."
Despite his injuries, Pat Patriot is on the mend and expected to support his team at the Super Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday.