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Gronk: Robert Kraft told me dented Lombardi Trophy won’t be fixed

Rob Gronkowski infamously dented the New England Patriots’ sixth Lombardi Trophy earlier this year with some of his patented hijinks, and it sounds like the damage inflicted upon it will not be repaired.

Gronk made an appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast on Wednesday, and the retired tight end said Patriots owner Robert Kraft informed him the dent will not be fixed.

“I saw the Lombardi Trophy last night and the dent was still there,” Gronkowski said. “But I was talking to Mr. Kraft and he said he was going to keep it.”

The incident in question occurred when the Patriots visited Fenway Park in April to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl LIII victory. Julian Edelman was slated to take part in the ceremonial first pitch and wanted to warm up.

Gronkowski volunteered to assist his teammate, and while doing so, used the trophy as a makeshift bat. He then outrageously attempted to bunt the baseball with the Lombardi Trophy, causing the aforementioned dent.

While it’s unfortunate we are unlikely to see Gronk on the field this season — probably, maybe — it’s certainly a welcome development that he has much more time on his hands to make the media rounds and entertain NFL fans with his trademark wit and charismatic personality.