Former New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski has had fans crossing their fingers for weeks after sharing that he had a suprise announcement on the way with many hoping it might have something to do with a possible return to football.
But Gronk cleared up all of the talk up today at a press conference held at a New York City hotel. The now retired tight-end is getting into the CBD business.
According to WCVB, Gronk will be partnering up with CBDMedic, promoting "all-natural, fitness-oriented recovery products.”
Gronk was initially introduced to CBD products by his father, he shared at the conference, who used it for back pain.
After leaving the NFL, Gronk has shared that he too has now used them himself and has become a fan.
"I was in near constant pain and needed to make a change," Gronk said. "These products have helped me safely manage pain better than anything else I've tried."
Adding, ”You can just call me Mr. Recovery. You know you like that name. Mr. Recovery, baby.”
As well as promoting the CBD products to the public, Gronk plans to advocate for the use of CBD among athletes.
"I'm advocating for CBD to be acceptable for all players for recovery," Gronkowski said.
"I'm here today to appeal to the sports governing bodies of the world to update their position on CBD -- whether that's the NBA, MLB or NFL -- it's just time."
Of course the 30-year-old did answer questions surrounding a possible return to football per CNN, telling fans that he needs to recover first but hasn’t officially ruled out a return in the future.
“It’s crazy. I understand. I feel that love. But I want to be clear to my fans: I needed to recover. I was not in a good place. Football was bringing me down. And I didn’t like it. And I was losing that joy in life. Like, the joy. I’m sorry right now,” an emotional Gronkowski shared.
“But … I really was. And I was fighting through it. And I knew what I signed up for and I knew what I was fighting through, and I knew I just needed to fix myself.”