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Rob Gronkowski: I didn’t blow off ‘Captain America’ premiere invite


Rob Gronkowski tried to set the record straight concerning allegations made by actor Chris Evans that he blew off an invitation to attend the premiere of “Captain America: Civil War.”

In fact, the New England Patriots tight end, a free-spirited soul who has never averse to attending an event or party of any nature, provided a reasonable explanation for skipping out on the premiere during a DraftKings’ “Truth or Dare” segment.

“I didn’t blow off Captain America,” Gronkowski said, via the New York Post. “He asked me to go to the premiere like three months ago, and I would love to go to the premiere and see the movie with him, but I was training in Miami with my brother. It was just a little too much on my body, and I wanted to make sure I was in shape.”

That response jibes with Gronk’s commitment to working hard in the offseason, as also evidenced by what he had to say following his much ballyhooed boat cruse.

Gronkowski continued to explain his no-show status, indicating he reached out to Evans.

“I answered him back and I said, ‘I’m sorry, dawg, but I’m just not out there and I can’t make it,’” he said.

The entire “controversy” stems for a story Evans spun during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” about his purported rebuffed invite.

Evans immediately regretted starting a “beef” with Gronk.

“I actually didn’t hear back!” he said. “You know what Gronk, I’m putting that on you. I didn’t hear back. I can’t believe I just like started a beef with Gronk … I’m sorry.”

It appears it’s all good between Evans and Gronkowski. Further smoothing things over is how Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola managed to make it to the premiere. So, in many respects, disaster averted. Or something.