Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not — repeat, will not — be the subject of some salacious post-career spotlight about how he lost all his money after the limelight faded. Nope, Gronk doesn’t even need Dwayne Johnson’s help — the Dwayne Johnson from Ballers, that is — to manage his money. Because the Gronk doesn’t spend his football money. He keeps his Robert Kraft Patriots money in a virtual pigskin piggy bank. (Consider Gronkowski’s six-year, $54 million 2012 deal.)
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That’s right: as recently as a couple of years ago anyway, Gronk hadn’t even dipped into his football salary or signing bonus, preferring to live his enviable lifestyle on his endorsement money alone (which has only grown since). Gronk writes in his new memoir, It’s Good to Be Gronk, that: “To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money. I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry…” That makes Gronk different than a lot of players out there.