Rob Gronkowski's 1-game suspension upheld on appeal

(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.

"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."

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