The former Patriots tight end has partnered with Abacus Health
Rob Gronkowski revealed what life after football will look like for him on Tuesday, as the former Patriots tight end announced that he has partnered with Abacus Health to launch a line of cannabidiol (CBD) products.
CBD is a nonintoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. Gronkowski, speaking at a press conference in New York City, said that such products have been essential to his recovery from a nine-year NFL Hall of Fame career that ended prematurely this past offseason thanks to a myriad of injuries. Now, he wants to get sports leagues, including the NFL, to lighten up when it comes to penalizing athletes for using CBD products.
“For the first time in more than a decade, I am pain-free,” Gronkowski said, noting that CBD products became a part of his life after he retired following the 2018 season. “And that is a big deal.”
Now healthy, Gronkowski’s extensive injury history, in addition to his eccentric nature and superstar status, makes him the ideal spokesperson to bring about change in the NFL and across sports. The tight end had a historic career in New England, but also a painful one. After nine surgeries and more than enough injuries to lose count, Gronkowski deserves the sports world’s undivided attention when he says he’s healthy thanks in part to CBD products.
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