No NFL Investigation Into Rob Gronkowski Gambling Cruise Party

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Dan Shapiro
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No NFL Investigation Into Rob Gronkowski Gambling Cruise Party

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has come under fire for hosting a gambling cruise to the Bahamas.

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An NFL spokesperson told Jill Martin of CNN that the league is not looking to see if Gronkowski ran afoul of league gambling rules, saying: "We have no information that indicates a violation of the policy."

CBS 11 had earlier reported that there was an investigation into the cruise.  ESPN also reported that an attorney for the NFL suggested it was possible Gronkowski had run afoul of NFL policy.

The story surfaced just days after it was revealed Tony Romo-backed fantasy sports company Fan Expo LLC had filed suit against the NFL after it forced the cancellation of a show this past summer.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio noted that the Fan Expo LLC suit was amended to cite the Gronkowski party cruise.

NFL player Rob Gronkowski hosted a party cruise from Miami to the Bahamas on February 19-22, 2016. The four-day party took place on Norwegian Cruise Line, where Gronkowski's fans and attendees can take full advantage of Norweigan's famed 'Casinos at Sea.' Photos from the booze-cruise show fans gambling at the on-board casino. The NFL specifically knew about the party cruise and its ties to gambling for more than seven months leading up to the event; yet the NFL took no action to either discipline Rob Gronkowski or prevent the event from taking place.

- Dan Shapiro,

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