Aaron Rodgers has had an explosive media tour
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has recently opened up on many topics. His appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience generated a lot of controversies. The back-to-back NFL MVP spoke about his feelings on the Covid-19 vaccine, playing a game on Percocet, and his experience with a food professor in college.
These headlines are appearing as the Packers get ready for their regular season. The team starts Week One against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. That’s the same day another explosive interview will drop between Rodgers and Bill Maher on Maher’s “Club Random” podcast.
Rodgers shares his feelings on Roe v. Wade being overturned
Eric Ting of SFGATE (the podcast was shared with SFGATE in advance) listened to the interview before its release and wrote up some of the best parts of the interview. Rodgers didn’t hold back his opinion on various social and political issues with Maher. One of the issues Rodgers discussed with Maher was Roe v. Wade being overturned. Rodgers noted that he thinks Republicans can be hypocritical on personal rights:
During the podcast, Rodgers made clear he doesn’t view himself as a conservative, and brought up the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade unprompted.
“I think there’s a lot of people that believe that you should have your own decision-making on your own medical decisions,” he told Maher. “My thing is I have an issue with the hypocrisy in society in general and I know you do as well, but abortion has been a hot topic, right. And especially after Roe v. Wade got overturned and sent back to the states, or whatever. I don’t believe the government should have any control over what we do with our bodies.
“As much as I might lean more pro life, I don’t want the government to tell me I can’t smoke a cigar, I can’t have a drink of alcohol, I can’t choose my own medical decisions. And if I’m a woman, don’t tell me what to do. Like whether or not I agree with what you decide to do, who cares? And the government should not have a decision that infringes upon my own personal freedoms.”
Rodgers’ comments will stir the pot
Maher and Aaron Rodgers are two people that know how to make explosive statements. Rodgers appears to trend more toward being a libertarian than a conservative. His comments will certainly not be popular with the sports crowd, who want politics out of football. And non-sports fans? They probably don’t care what an athlete has to say.
Rodgers will show his true expertise on Sundays this season.