Rob Gronkowski suspended one game for late hit

4:09 PM ET

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been suspended one game by the NFL without pay for his late hit on defenseless Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White in Sunday’s 23-3 victory.

Gronkowski was penalized on the play but not ejected from the game. It is the first NFL suspension for Gronkowski since he entered the league as a second-round draft choice with the Patriots in 2010.

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