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Rob Gronkowski talks ghosts, ‘Madden,’ and GQ on ‘Kimmel’

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears to be more concerned with ghosts than the so-called Madden curse.

The Pro Bowler, appearing Thursday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," shrugged off any notion his play would suffer because he landed on the cover of "Madden 17" video game. The more superstitious football fans believe it can be bad luck for a player to be the Madden cover boy.

Gronkowski didn't seemed worried. He ticked off three recent players — Calvin Johnson, Richard Sherman, and Odell Beckham Jr. — who all had stellar years after gracing the cover of the video game.


"I feel like the curse was back in the day," he said.

That doesn't mean New England's favorite party boy is above getting spooked by the supernatural.

When Kimmel asked him if he believed in ghosts, the six-foot-six, 265-pounder replied, "Sometimes, when you're home alone, it gets scary."

He then asserted the Los Angeles hotel where he's staying is haunted.

And no, Gronk's Party Ship did not escape Kimmel's questioning. The craziest thing to happen? Professional wrestler Mojo Rawley performed a wrestling move on rapper Waka Flocka Flame into a shallow pool, according to Gronkowski.

Kimmel and Gronkowski also talked abouthis recent GQ cover shoot (Gronk hates speedos, apparently) and whether his party season was over since the Patriots started offseason workouts.

"It's over a little bit," Gronkowski conceded.