He announced his collaboration with CBDMedic, a product of Abacus Medical Products in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on Tuesday morning in a New York City hotel. A range of topical creams for pain treatment was described as the product.
According to the former New England Patriots tight end, he first learned about the substance from his father, who used it to treat back problems. Gronk said that he began taking it after retiring from the NFL.
Gronk also said that he intends to utilize his position to push for the legalization of CBD pain medications for professional athletes.
“I’m here today to call on the world’s sports governing organizations to update their CBD positions — whether it’s the NBA, MLB, or NFL — it’s just time,” he added.
“I’m pushing for CBD to be accepted for usage in rehabilitation by all players,” he added.
Gronk was asked about his possible comeback to football at the press conference, which was unavoidable. During his answer, he got upset, stating he couldn’t have kept playing but didn’t rule out a future comeback.
“I wanted to make it obvious to my fans that I needed to rest. I wasn’t in the best of moods. Football was depressing me, and I didn’t like for it “he said
Under the GronkNation brand, Gronkowski and his family already have a number of companies and collaborations. They announced a collaboration with Stadium Blitz, an obstacle course racing circuit, only last week, for example.
Gronk announced his retirement from the NFL in a March Instagram post. He spent his whole NFL career with the Patriots, whom he was selected by in 2010.
In the second round of the 2010 NFL draft, New England chose Gronkowski with the 42nd overall selection. Following back surgery, the 6-foot-6-inch tight end missed his whole junior season at the University of Arizona in 2009. During the regular season, Gronkowski has 80 total touchdowns, including 79 touchdown catches. Both totals are club records, and his 79 touchdown receptions rank third all-time among tight ends in the NFL.
In the playoffs, he set a record with 81 catches and 1,163 receiving yards, the most by a tight end in NFL history. With the Patriots, Gronkowski won three Super Bowls.