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Larry Fitzgerald doesn't think Rob Gronkowski should have been suspended

Ryan Hannable
December 05, 2017 - 6:00 am

The majority of people believe Rob Gronkowski should have been suspended for his late hit in Sunday's win over the Bills.

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is in the minority.

"I don't particularly like the suspension," Fitzgerald said on Westwood One prior to Monday Night Football. "I don't like when the actions of one player affects his team. Taking him off the field for a complete game is going to really hurt the Patriots. I thought he definitely should have been fined heavily. Those kind of plays really don't have a place in our game. I think the NFL has done a great job of emphasizing that over the last few years. I don't agree with the one game suspension though."

Tom Brady shared his thoughts following Fitzgerald on the pregame show.

"It's an emotional game and the emotions got the best of Rob," Brady said. "I'm disappointed that he won't be out there with us on Monday night. I think he's appealing it, but we'll see how that goes. I support Rob. I love Rob. He's been such a great supporter of mine. He knows I'm always here for him."

Gronkowski reportedly is appealing the one-game ban.

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