Kraft: Gronkowski trade rumors ‘a bunch of hogwash’

The NFL rumor mill is working overtime in New England this offseason, churning out so many tall tales that Patriots owner Robert Kraft feels compelled to set the record straight.As Rob Gronkowskiangles for a new contract, the latest balderdash came late last week via a local freelance reporter who claimed coach Bill Belichick wanted to trade his All Pro tight end until quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire.Since then, Gronkowski and the organization have vigorously refuted the report.Speaking at the Myra Kraft Community MVP event on Tuesday, Kraft went a step further, labeling the Gronkowski scuttlebutt “a bunch of hogwash.””I guess when your team is good people are looking for things,” Kraft said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “I’ll just tell you it’s a bunch of hogwash that I vetoed some trade. That was never in the works. It’s just completely made up.

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