Earlier this week, a press release circulated teasing a mysterious Rob Gronkowski press conference, a setting where he would announce a project that represented the next step in his career. Since his retirement from the NFL in March, rumors have swirled about what Gronk might do next. Television? Wrestling? Gronkowski was an enormously successful—and enormously popular—NFL player, one of the rare football players whoseemed to enjoy the moment on the field. What’s next?
This morning, Gronk made his announcement. For the immediate future, he’ll be partnering with CBDMEDIC Pharma, effectively becoming a lobbyist for the benefits of CBD for pain management within sports. CBD is currently a banned substance in the NFL, and Gronk’s role with CBDMEDIC will be to raise CBD awareness, with the hope that major organizations—like the NFL—will change their position on it.