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Why Rob Gronkowski didn't join his Patriots buddies at Kentucky Derby

Current and former New England Patriots were out in full force at the 2019 Kentucky Derby -- with one 6-foot-6, 265-pound exception.

Retired tight end Rob Gronkowski, who's attended many a Derby in the past and almost put a horse sharing his name in last year's race, was nowhere to be found at Churchill Downs over the weekend.

So, did he have a falling out with Tom Brady? Is he not part of the "crew" now that he's done playing?

Nope. According to Cardinals team reporter Mike Jurecki, Gronk was simply partying elsewhere.