Rob Gronkowski on why it's big deal when he parties: 'Because I'm a baller'

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski provided possibly one of the greatest answers in Super Bowl history Wednesday.

Asked why it is such a big deal when he parties, Gronkowski delivered this response: "Because I'm a baller. Is that a good answer?"

Leave it to Gronkowski to keep it light, which he's done the last two days -- first at Super Bowl media day Tuesday and then Wednesday morning during a 45-minute availability at the team hotel.

Of course, this comes as no surprise to teammates. One of Gronkowski's closest friends on the team, running back Shane Vereen, had some fun needling him this week.

“He's become a sex symbol with some kittens," Vereen cracked. "It's crazy. Whoever thought that some furry little cats would've created a sex symbol? Go figure.”

But Vereen became serious when the topic turned to what it's like to be around Gronkowski on a daily basis.

"The best thing that I've told a lot of people about Gronk is that he's the same person every day," he said. " It's hard to find Gronk on a bad day. He's literally just a person that you want to be around just because his attitude is always positive. He's always got something to say. He's always got something on his mind.”