Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White was taken out of the NFL concussion protocol Thurdsday. White was placed in the protocol after a dead ball, blindside hit from New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, which resulted in a one-game suspension for Gronkowski.
White spoke to reporters early Thursday afternoon, taking exception to the lack of discipline that the NFL gave the Patriots TE.
“It’s a joke... I’m layin’ there he stuck me, my back [was] turned. He could have broke my neck,” White said. “I mean, I got a son to raise. People don’t think about that when they just reacting... it is what it is.”
White continued to talk about the cheap shot with reporters, saying he’s lucky and it could have been a lot worse.
"Yeah, I'm (ticked) off about it. I'm definitely (ticked) off," White said. "Real guys don't do that. From where I'm from, stuff like that don't fly. I'm glad I had my mouthpiece in,” continued White. “I probably could've bit my tongue off. I bit my lip pretty bad. Terrible headache. It is what it is. He did what he wanted to do.”
Gronkowsi apologized after the game, but White was having none of that.
"No. His intentions were what he did," White said. "A man don't do that."
With White’s exit from the concussion protocol Thursday, all sings point to him being able to be on the field Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. When the Bills play the Patriots in a few weeks, all eyes will be on the pair.
"Oh, I'm not worried about it. I'll take it one game at a time," White said. "We'll see what happens."