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Gronk announces partnership with CBD company

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 27: Rob Gronkowski at a press conference announced he is becoming an advocate for CBD and will partner with Abacus Health Products, maker of CBDMEDIC Topical Pain Products on August 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for CBDMEDIC)

NEW YORK (WWLP) – Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced that he will be partnering with Abacus Health Products, a company that produces CBD products.

The announcement was made during a news conference Tuesday morning. Gronk said for the first time in his life, he is pain-free due to CBD.

He also addressed comeback rumors.

“I needed to recover. I was not in a good place,” Gronk said. “Football was bringing me down and I didn’t like it and I was losing that joy in life. Joy. I really was and I was fighting through it.”

Gronk said returning to football is not completely out of the question but not in the foreseeable future.

“I knew my decision and I knew what I was doing when I made the decision. Going back to football is kind of the craziest thing to me right now,” he said.

He said he hopes professional sports organizations consider allowing CBD products for players’ recovery.

“I believe it is the safest alternative way for a player to deal with pain,” Gronk said.