Rob Gronkowski Says He Was Hit by Beer Can During Patriots Super Bowl Parade

The tight end told "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood

What to Know

  • Rob Gronkowski says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl parade in Boston.
  • He told "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut it left near one of his eyebrows.
  • The same thing happened to Red Sox manager Alex Cora during October's World Series parade in Boston.

Gronk got bonked.

Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.

Gronkowski told "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut it left near one of his eyebrows.

He said: "I'm just chilling, then boom, pop, full beer can right to the face."

The same thing happened to Red Sox manager Alex Cora during October's parade in Boston to celebrate that team's World Series title. That prompted Mayor Marty Walsh to warn Patriots fans not to throw anything at the team.

Tom Brady's daughter Vivian was almost hit by a can during Tuesday's parade. The moment was captured on video, showing Brady catching the can after it narrowly missed his daughter. Police said they received no reports of anyone throwing a can at the duck boat.

Organizers say 1.5 million fans turned out for the Patriots parade to celebrate New England's sixth NFL Championship. The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Sunday's Super Bowl 53.

Boston police said 14 people were arrested at the championship parade. Many of those arrested were juveniles and the majority of the charges were alcohol-related. Five of those arrested were involved in a brawl near the end of the parade route.

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