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Rob Gronkowski on 'Bieber Curse': We're on to San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- When New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski stepped into the interview area at the University of San Diego, where the team is holding practices this week leading into Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, he knew what was coming.

And he was quick with his response.

Gronkowski made headlines Monday night with a visit to the Los Angeles Clippers' game, spending time in the locker room afterward and rubbing elbows with Justin Bieber. That introduced us to the so-called "Bieber Curse."

Is he worried about it?

"We're just on to San Diego," Gronkowski replied. "We're just worried about the Chargers, man."

Gronkowski then answered more questions about Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, before it was announced that quarterback Tom Brady was coming to take his place.

"Oh, you guys got Brady!" he said playfully, happy to be ending his brief question-and-answer session with the decisive Bieber-based deflection.