Aaron Rodgers was the source of great controversy when he tested positive for COVID-19 last season. He had previously stated “I’m immunized” when asked by the media if he had been vaccinated. As it turned out, he was not vaccinated and had violated the NFL’s mask protocol for unvaccinated players. Today, Barstool Sports aired a podcast episode where Rodgers sat down with Big Cat and others. It was a light-hearted interview until the interviewers asked him how many people he thought he killed by not being vaccinated.
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Big Cat doubled down and asked, “Let’s start with grandmothers. How many grandmothers do you think you killed?” Rodgers was quick to shoot the questions down.
“I know you guys are just [messing] around, but I don’t find that funny. At all.”
There was a moment of silence as the interviewers shifted awkwardly in their seats. The rest of the segment went on with the two parties trading jabs at each other. The full interview can be viewed in the video below:
Aaron Rodgers Is No Stranger to Controversy
Aaron Rodgers was surrounded by controversy from the moment he was drafted into the NFL by the Green Bay Packers. As the heir to Hall of Famer Brett Favre, Rodgers was met with as much hostility by Packers fans as Jordan Love is now. When Rodgers finally did take over as the starting quarterback, there still were those who actively rooted for him to fail.
Fast forward 15 years and Rodgers was mired in controversy, but for different reasons. There was the Jordan Love draft pick that caused him to question his future in Green Bay. Then there was his holdout and criticism of the Packers’ front office. There was the aforementioned COVID vaccine fiasco that many (obviously) still bring up.
Of course, Rodgers sent waves through social media last week when he revealed that he had used psychedelic substances to help him along his journey of self love. He credited these experiences for helping him regain his love for the game and elevating his play back to a MVP level.
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