Gronkowski: Naughty or nice?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After insisting he still believes in Santa Claus, his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was asked if he had been naughty or nice this year.

“I’ve been pretty naughty,” the 6-foot-6, 265-pound target playfully said.

Then, after a second’s hesitation, Gronkowski figured he’d better amend his comment.

“No, just kidding. I’ve been a good boy,” said Gronkowski, who caused a stir earlier this season when he was with an adult film star who was photographed wearing one of Patriots game jerseys.

Gronkowski then was told that quarterback Tom Brady had said that the Patriots were naughty on the field and nice off the field.

“Whatever Tom Brady says goes,” said Gronkowski with a smile.