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Rob Gronkowski writes ‘Get chicks!’ on shoes given to high schooler (pic)


Rob Gronkowski is smack dab in the middle of his annual “Summer of Gronk” hijinks and even when he takes the time to do something thoughtful for a fan he is incapable of controlling his “Gronkian” tendencies.

Gronkowski last month put out a message on Twitter announcing he had a surplus of size-16 shoes. He suggested that high school football players reach out to him if any of his extra shoes would work for them.

Riley Held, who plays at East Longmeadow High School (Mass.), ended up a lucky recipient of a pair of shoes courtesy of the New England Patriots tight end.The Twitter exchange between Gronkowski and Held played out as follows.

Upon receiving the gifted shoes, Held noticed one of the shoes featured an extra-special, personalized and very-Gronkowski-like message: “Stay hyped! Get chicks!”

Truer words have never been written on a pair of shoes. Maybe. Either way, the motivational message certainly is worthwhile quote summarizes Gronkowski’s approach to life quite nicely. More or less.

[New York Post]