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Gronkowski talks ‘Mockingbird’ and dancing on Kimmel

The Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski was a guest on Monday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC.ABC

Whether on the field or off, timing is everything.

The day after Rob Gronkowski referenced “To Kill A Mockingbird” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win, the book’s author, Harper Lee, announced she’s publishing a second book.

Before sitting down on Kimmel’s show Monday night to read a passage from the erotica novella “A Gronking to Remember” — which centers on the Patriots tight end — Gronk chatted a little about literature. “I haven’t read a book since ninth grade when they made me,” he told Kimmel, citing “‘A Mocking to Remember’, or whatever, ‘A Mockingbird to Remember.’”


While Gronk didn’t exactly get the book’s title right, he may be interested to know that he has the opportunity to read another book in July when Harper’s next novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” will be released.

Before initially sitting down with the talk show host, Gronk danced his way onto Kimmel’s set with a platter of treats for those seated in the front row of the audience.

We were dancing all night,” Gronk told Kimmel when asked about how late he stayed up after the Patriots’ win.

“So what goes on after you win the Super Bowl?” Kimmel asked. Gronk dished about how Pitbull and Rick Ross performed with family members in attendance — and yet again brought up his dancing.

While we can’t say Gronk made Tuesday’s “Mockingbird” news happen by mentioning the classic novel, we imagine Patriots fans and Harper’s fans are all doing a little dancing themselves right about now.


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