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Rob Gronkowski, Bibi Jones Pictures: Patriots Tight End Poses In Photos With Porn Star

Oct 27, 2011 | Updated Dec 27, 2011

Bibi-Gate is in full swing.

Last Friday, adult film star Bibi Jones posted multiple pictures on Twitter posing with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. The petite blond was sporting Gronkowski's Patriots jersey in the images and the tight end was shirtless in one of them.

The 20-year-old porn star, said that the pictures were taken to get Gronkowski more Twitter followers. During an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston on Monday, she revealed that, to her disappointment, nothing "happened" between the two.

The pictures ultimately made the rounds and became fodder for various sports personalities. On Wednesday, Gronkowksi apologized for the images and any damage they may have caused to the reputation of the Patriots.

"I didn't intend anything to hurt the reputation of anyone on the New England Patriots or on behalf of Robert Kraft," he said. "It was just a simple picture and that's all."

NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin went on Dan Patrick's radio show on Thursday and discussed the incident, "Why do men do things like this? What was the logic in what Rob did?," Irvin asked. "It's the testosterone that runs through our bodies."

Despite the attention that they have draw, the prevailing thought on the Dennis & Callahan Morning Show on WEEI in Boston however seemed to be that the pictures were "harmless."

Gronkowski is not the first professional athlete that Jones has become entangled with. Earlier this week, she told Business Insider that she frequently accompanied a sports agent to bars in the Phoenix area to help recruit Major League ballplayers after Arizona Diamondbacks games in 2010. During her interview with BI, she was asked if she slept with any ballplayers during that period. "Definitely over 10" was her candid response.

New England quarterback Tom Brady seemed entertained when he spoke about the pictures, even voicing relief that for once he wasn't the subject of off-the-field gossip.

"I would have guessed there would be pictures of him somehow with his shirt off, posing or something like that. I’m just glad I’m no longer the one people are making fun of on a daily basis," Brady told WEEI radio in Boston. "Gronk probably already knows (a visit to coach's office is coming)."