It turns out Rob Gronkowski wasn’t kidding when he said he’d be a stripper if he couldn’t play football.
During an appearance Tuesday night on Conan, the Patriots’ pass-catching Jäger luge was asked about the famous video of him twerking during the Patriots Super Bowl parade, though the conversation quickly turned to a discussion about his accidental stripper past. And before you ask, yes, alcohol was involved.
Long story short, while in college – at least we think it was in college; Gronk’s timeline is all kinds of messed up – he tagged along with one of his buddies, who was making good money at the time stripping at bachelorette parties. And while Gronk was only there to act as his security – “I put a full suit on and tie,” he said. “I was like ‘Back up! You’re too close. Get your hands off of him!'” – things quickly changed when the alcohol hit his system. That’s when the clothes started to come off, and before he knew it he was handing out lap dances to everyone in the room.
“There was like 35 women around in a circle,” Gronkowski said. “I was feeling good, they started cheering for me. I’m like ‘I’m good.” Next thing you know, they kept cheering, so I kept feeling it more. Next thing you know, I’m taking off my tie, unbuttoning my shirt, taking my pants off – I’m in my boxers only and I’m just giving these lap dances out to these ladies.”
Gronk says he received a grand total of $25 for his lap-dancing services, while his friend walked away with $100. Luckily, the football thing has worked out pretty well for him.