Rob Gronkowski Dries His Buns With A $630 Hermès Towel In New GQ Spread

"Gronkowski seems to exist in a permanent shower of champagne spray and nightclub-foam-party foam."

New England Patriot Rob Gronkowksi shows why he’s a tight end in the June issue of GQ, his first cover issue for the men’s mag.

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On the cover, the pro baller is hoisting model Hailey Clauson on his shoulders, but inside, he’s (barely) covering his prodigious backside with a $630 towel from Hermès. (We’d totally shell out the money if Gronk was included.)

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In the issue, out next week, the NFL star talks about partying, fans and his “signature sex moves,” among other brotastic topics.

“Gronkowski seems to exist in a permanent shower of champagne spray and nightclub-foam-party foam,” writes GQ’s Devin Friedman, “all without ever seeming like a creepy douchebag.”

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Gronk is clearly comfortable showing skin, whether its for ESPN’s Body Issue or a flash of butt on the gridiron.

Below, more photos from GQ, shot in Miami Beach by photographer Peggy Sirota.

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