On Wednesday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for Covid-19 and was immediately ruled out for today’s game against the Chiefs. After much confusion and uproar about him being “immunized” instead of vaccinated, Rodgers guest starred on the Pat McAfee Show to tell his side of the vaccine situation on Friday. During that interview, he mentioned he researched and realized he’s allergic to an ingredient in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine having setbacks during that time, Rodgers decided to get an alternative treatment to become immunized against the virus.
Last night, Saturday Night Live featured a skit which was a parody of the Rodgers interview in their cold open. Actor Pete Davidson impersonates Aaron Rodgers, while Cecily Strong was impersonating Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro. Davidson’s “Rodgers” went on to mock the interview and mentioned the Packers’ team record. “At the end of the day I’m 7-1, meaning of the eight people I’ve infected seven are fine.”
Rodgers is facing allegations for misleading others with his vaccination status and potentially violating NFL safety protocols. Currently, Rodgers may be facing a fine but no suspension. He must quarantine for ten days according to the NFL Covid-19 protocols. He’s eligible to return on November 13th, which is the day before their matchup against the Seahawks.
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