Rob Gronkowski's 1-game suspension upheld on appeal

Dec 3, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. New England beats Buffalo 23 to 3. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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(USA TODAY) -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's one-game suspension was upheld Tuesday by NFL appeals officer Derrick Brooks.

Gronkowski will sit out Monday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

The three-time all-pro was penalized but not ejected in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' 23-3 win after he drove his shoulder into the back of Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White's neck after a play had ended. 

Gronkowski said afterward he was frustrated that upset with the game had been called and thought White should have been flagged for holding on the play.

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"I'm not in the business of that," he said. "There was a lot of frustration, and I was just really frustrated at that moment. It just happened naturally through emotions, frustration. Just want to apologize to Tre'Davious White. I don't really believe in the type of shots like that."