The NFL has suspended New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for one game following his late hit to a prone, defenseless Tre'Davious White during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Gronkowski will miss next Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins. He has appealed the suspension. Video of the hit is available here.
In my opinion -- and just one person's opinion, not speaking on behalf of Football Outsiders -- this punishment is way too light. White suffered a concussion due to the hit, and is in the league's concussion protocol. By definition, he suffered brain damage. As Chris Nowinski of the Concussion Legacy Foundation noted, if a defender had gone after Tom Brady's knee after the whistle, the suspension would have been far more severe than a one-game suspension.