Gronk replaced by Reed at Oscars

INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's scheduled appearance working the Oscars red carpet for the "Rich Eisen Podcast" has been spiked.

An NFL spokesman confirmed that Gronkowski, who was initially scheduled for the gig, is out.

Ravens safety Ed Reed takes his place.

The Oscars are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24.

After finishing the season on injured reserve following a second break in his left forearm, Gronkowski has already made offseason headlines for dancing on a stage in Las Vegas and wrestling a friend while wearing a large sling/cast on the arm. He was later photographed wearing a T-shirt saying "Sorry for partying," which caught the attention of many.

As for the Oscars red carpet, perhaps the Patriots stepped in and decided that might have been a bit too much.

Or maybe we could say it's Ed Reed's first interception for the Patriots?