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Ron Gronkowski keeps his Gronk on, spotted playing beer pong on college campus (photo)

As we reluctantly ease into the NFL offseason, it’s reassuring to realize that there remains a chance that Rob Gronkowski will help the doldrums pass by with his trademark offseason “Gronkiness.” The New England Patriots tight end, currently recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, was photographed at Providence College in Rhode Island on Monday night engaging in the time-honored brotastic pursuit of late-night beer pong.

Sure, Gronk’s offseason may have started early after he blew out his knee in a game against the Cleveland Browns in December, prematurely ending his season. And we witnessed some hints of Gronk-tastic antics when he was photographed at a Whole Foods tooling around on a motorized scooter. But now, folks, now that the real NFL offseason has started, let us hope that Gronkowski has the energy, stamina and a sufficient amount of Gronk-ness stored up to keep us entertained until training camp in August. Some who were not entertained by Gronk’s appearance at the college campus were a few students who apparently complained about the hoopla that ensued upon Gronk’s arrival on Monday night.

What a bunch of Debbie Downers. It’s Gronk, people. You cannot stop him, you can only hope to contain him. Just enjoy the ride. There’s not telling when the Gronk Express will make a stop at Providence College again.

[New York Daily News]