Aaron Rodgers is apparently ‘furious’ that the NFL revealed his lack of vaccination

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Is anyone else still really curious about what kind of holistic Goop-type stickers-for-Covid immunization Aaron Rodgers received? I’m still thinking about it. This week, the Green Bay Packers announced that Rodgers was benched and in quarantine following a positive Covid test. Then the cat was out of the bag: despite claiming to the sports media that he was “immunized” for Covid, Rodgers has not gotten any of the Covid vaccines. In fact, he tried to persuade the NFL to accept his hokey tree-bark Covid immunization for months only the NFL was like “bruh, NO.” Rodgers was walking around unmasked a lot, he lied to journalists, he put the Packers’ season in a terrible place, and I can only imagine his teammates are pretty mad too. Guess who else is mad? Aaron Rodgers. He’s apparently “furious” that everyone now knows he’s a liar and a moron. Per Pro Football Talk:

We haven’t heard from Aaron Rodgers about the fact that he lied about being vaccinated and ultimately was outed as being unvaccinated. When we do, we may hear about his frustration with the process that culminated in his ruse being exposed.

Per a league source (the same one who tried to tell me on October 5 that Rodgers wasn’t vaccinated), Rodgers is “furious” over the fact that his true status was leaked. Given his propensity to complain about the manner in which he’s treated by the media, it’s safe to wonder whether he’ll complain about the fact that NFL Media reported his status, despite his clear desire to hide it — and his ability to do it for weeks.

The league doesn’t disclose the names of players who are and aren’t vaccinated. However, portions of the daily transaction report often can be cross-referenced to determine that a player was placed on COVID reserve for being in close contact with an infected person. Since only the unvaccinated can be placed on COVID reserve as close contacts, that’s one way to identify unvaccinated players.

Another way, of course, comes from the player wearing a mask in certain settings. But Rodgers consistently did not wear a mask when in the public eye, even in circumstances when he should have. That also helped him hide the truth.

[From ProFootballTalk]

Imagine lying your ass off, putting your teammates, team employees and journalists at risk of being infected with a career-ending or life-ending virus and then being mad about the fact that you’re too stupid to get the g–damn vaccine. Of course Rodgers wanted to keep his lack of vaccination status hidden – his whole image is built on the idea that he’s “the smart quarterback,” the good guy, the honest, hard-working guy. All of that is dead in the water. Now he’ll forever be the guy who lied about being “immunized” because he thought horse dewormer and tree bark was preventative Covid care.

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  1. Jessie Quinton says:

    Isn’t that Miles Teller — aka guy who also did not get vaccinated and got Covid and spread it to his co-workers and shut down a film production — in that last photo with Rodgers and pseudo Doctor Quinn Shailene Woodley? You can tell who people are by the company they keep!

  2. Tiffany says:

    Can those journalist sue him, the team and league.

    The agreement that was in place was vaccinated players are the only ones face to face with the media and everyone else does it separately through Zoom.

    That was the agreement and those journalist went into this with the good faith that everyone was keeping their end of the bargain.

    I hope this ends his career. If for no other reason than showing that Jordan was right. JORDAN !!!

    • Linda says:

      Jordan is just as bad he just happens to hide it better. His best friend is a super MAGAS who was gonna marry Tomi Lahren.
      Would not be surprised if he wasn’t vaxed either he just keeps it quiet

    • Amy Too says:

      I’m so confused by the fact that the nfl wouldn’t consider him vaccinated but then they still just let him do whatever he wanted. Like what was the consequence of having his pseudo science “immunization” rejected as a valid vaccination status if he was still able to walk around doing press unmasked and such? What is the point of the rules—and knowing that someone is unvaccinated—if they don’t then end up with any restrictions put on them? Was his team management supposed to be the ones enforcing the unvaccinated player restrictions and they just didn’t? But then why didn’t the NFL step in? Didn’t the NFL notice that he wasn’t following the restrictions? Shouldn’t they have stopped all of this months ago when they *knew* he wasn’t vaccinated and yet they still saw him doing press? Did they think that he actually did end up getting vaccinated after they rejected his pretend vaccine? But don’t they actually keep real records?

      • GRUEY says:

        @amy too this. Why do I feel like there was an attitude at the NFL that the mandate was put in place by squares like doctors and lawyers and you just don’t say no to white Chads like Rogers?

        Am I off base in thinking that 90% of NFL fans won’t give a shit about this and might like Rogers better for it?

      • Erin says:

        @Gruey-idk, aren’t those same fans the ones that have boycotted the NFL for players kneeling as well?

  3. minx says:

    Oh, but his personal doctor gave him a homeopathic treatment that’s as good as a vaccine! Except it’s not, so, whoopsie.

    • josephine says:

      His radio show interview is a dog-whistle for anti-vaxers. He repeats all of the garbage info that those garbage people spread like the viruses they are.

  4. BayTampaBay says:

    What a total loser!

  5. Cessily says:

    He’s 41? Time to trade him or retire him immediately. I pray none of the teammates bring that virus home to their children due to his selfish lies and actions. There is no excuse he is wealthy enough if he doesn’t want to be vaccinated go live somewhere isolated. These non vaccinated people made a choice and know the consequences, I have no sympathy whatsoever.

    • Mac says:

      He’s a selfish a-hole. His lack of consideration for his co-workers is beyond repulsive.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Mac, but not only his coworkers but everyone else that he came into contact with. What about the towel guy, or the janitor? There are so many people that he knowingly harmed by his lies, it’s not just his teammates and the press. As for him being furious, he can get over himself!! He shouldn’t have lied. I also read that he tried to use a fake vaccination card as well. He’s a POS, period!!

    • Indywom says:

      I agree. He needs to go. How anyone want to be around a guy who has such disdain for the safety of the people around him? As a member of his team, I would never trust him again. Therefore, he would not be effective as a leader or a role model. Now let’s see if the Green Bay Packers have any integrity or guts.

      • josephine says:

        Not just their safety, but the possibility that the team can play well, which is, frankly, probably what many of the players care about. He’s missing at least one game, and he can infect others, who will then miss games. I have little faith that either GB or the NFL will do anything. He’s gross, and so is GB as far as I’m concerned.

    • Dutch says:

      Rodgers is 37 and isn’t the one who brought COVID into Packers camp. Two teammates sat out last week on the COVID list. One tested positive another sat because he was an unvaccinated close contact. It does not excuse Rodgers from being an unvaxxed COVID incubator.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        It doesn’t matter that he didn’t bring it to the team. It does matter that he was lying to people and unmasked, and it also matters that likely has to sit out for longer.

    • Jaded says:

      He’s actually 37…going on 3 apparently. A selfish, deceitful, tantrum-throwing toddler. He willingly took the chance to spread a very dangerous virus to literally hundreds of people. A pox on him.

  6. pixiestyx says:

    I’ve been saying this for years as a Packer fan…F*ck this guy. I’m tired of his shit. I hope Love does outstanding on Sunday.

    • AbbysMom says:

      Same. He has been a prima donna princess for years.

    • Moneypenny424 says:

      I’ve loved him, even though he’s an a-hole. I always thought it was passion and he was backing it up. But after this offseason and now THIS–I’m so pissed. I really hope Love plays well for us this weekend (and probably next too).

    • drbessy says:

      sooooooo frustrating as a Packers fan!!! At some point (and this seems to be the final straw), the giant ego supersedes the talent (see also: Cam [fig] Newton) and the team just needs to move on from him. grrrrr…. what an ass hat.
      I guess we stand by for cancel culture, in 3…..2……1……

      • josephine says:

        he was never coming back next year, but it is too bad that he was never willing to give you his best this year.

    • chloe says:

      I’m hoping Love has a great game.

    • deplhi says:

      THIS. All of this. I have been over his ish for years now.

      I can’t wait to see Love get his moment, and hopefully this is his chance to show that Aaron isn’t the leader some folks still seem to think he is.

  7. Becks1 says:

    Of course he’s mad that people now know he lied, it just hurts his image that much more, and he’s thinking of his post NFL career. Oh well, too bad, should have thought about that before he LIED about being vaccinated during a pandemic.

    If I were a teammate or reporter I would be so livid right now, at him and at the packers – the organization had to know, right? They had to know they were sending an unvaccinated person into those press conferences etc?

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  9. Sunday says:

    If I were a journalist whose life was put at risk because of his lies and stupidity, I would sue everyone. Haven’t there been a few cases where people have been held legally liable for intentionally exposing others to Covid, like those lunatics who cough in people’s faces at the grocery store?

    I also saw someone point out on twitter that this means he and his partner in tree bark Shailene traveled to Hawaii, UNVACCINATED, at a time when indigenous Hawaiians were begging people to stay away. Just keeping that in my memory bank the next time she’s profiled as “an actress that cares” which will probably be soon to counteract this reveal.

  10. lucy2 says:

    So now he finds himself furious, embarrassed, at higher risk for covid, in trouble at work and buried in bad publicity. All because he wouldn’t get a vaccine shot. Dumbass.

  11. Case says:

    HE is furious? He lied and put his teammates and the press at risk. He should be fired.

  12. AmelieOriginal says:

    I’m not surprised he lied about it or that he’s unvaccinated. He and Shailene went to the Kentucky Derby together which was back in May. Vaccines had only become widely available about a month earlier, Lord knows how many people were unvaccinated there. People did not social distance or wear masks, it was a hot mess. I think the event said they would have COVID-19 protocols in place but pretty much everyone ignored them.

  13. Lemons says:

    I love how this is the hill these guys die on…while their teammates get the vaccine and continue to play and make millions. Just retire if you’re so adamant about not keeping yourself safe from a deadly, career-ending virus.

  14. Lightpurple says:

    Enough of these spoiled brats. They are why we can’t have nice things.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yup!! We all remain in prison due to those who refuse to vaccinate. I am so sick of these people. There are millions of people around the world begging for vaccines, but we have HIM and others who refuse to vaccinate due to their selfishness and arrogance.

  15. Katherine says:

    I’m still thinking about it)))

  16. molly says:

    OMG, just get the vaccine! Be rich and successful and IT’S NOT THAT HARD.

    • Dierski says:

      HA – Came here to comment the same, molly! Just get the freakin vaccine, AR!! It really is a no-brainer.

  17. elAnnoy says:

    I find this bit fascinating “Per a league source (the same one who tried to tell me on October 5 that Rodgers wasn’t vaccinated)…”

    I don’t follow the NFL at all, but this seems to mean that someone on the inside was trying to get the truth out earlier, but the reporter didn’t understand what the insider was saying or didn’t believe them? Perhaps they couldn’t get independent third-party verification, but wouldn’t a reporter usually write that instead of “someone tried to tell me”?

    • Aud says:

      That is just PFT’s writing style, he wants people to know that he has a solid source and this is not news to everyone. I’m guessing PFT didn’t report it sooner simply because rodgers publicly stated that he’s immunized.

    • Katie says:

      I read it last night, but I think the article or a linked article goes into some detail why he didn’t report it sooner. He pulled photo services pics and saw him non-masked in situations where protocol says he should be masked, which he took as evidence of vaccination.

    • Dutch says:

      He was also trying to get a second source to corroborate the first source’s information, which is ethical reporting 101. It did not help the first source that Rodgers was behaving publicly as though he was a vaccinated player (not masked, not doing press via Zoom, etc.).

    • elAnnoy says:

      Thanks for all the helpful context. These aren’t waters I usually swim in, so the wording just seemed so strange.

  18. Kaye says:

    He is still the GOAT of quarterbacks and has nothing left to prove in that area.

    My opinion of him as a person, however, has plummeted.

    It’s disappointing when your heroes develop (or reveal) feet of clay and fall from their pedestals. I guess that’s our fault for putting them up there to begin with.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      um…he ain’t the GOAT.

      as much as I don’t like him, I’d say Tom Brady has that title.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        Yeah, I’m a Packers fan and while I think he is more talented than Brady, Brady’s accomplishments make him the GOAT, hands down (even though I’m not a Brady fan). Even crazy Brady (who won’t even eat nightshades) is vaccinated, and I’ve never heard about Rodgers being so regimented about what goes in his body.

        I always thought he was very smart and even if acerbic at times, I liked him. This makes me very angry.

      • Aud says:

        Brady thinks drinking water prevents sunburns but he’s vaccinated. Take that, QAaron.

        But yeah there’s really no debate. Rodgers is probably more physically gifted but Brady has some intangible quality which makes him better.

    • Truthiness says:

      Aaron is a goat of a human, Brady is vaxxed and owns the greatest of all time title. Winning 7 Super Bowls, losing 3, he recently threw his 600th touchdown.

      • Sarah11 says:

        @ truthiness : I loathe the self-important musings of Tom Brady. But there is no denying his dominance as a quarterback. And he takes such perverse and excellent care of himself that we may be stuck listening to him for many more years as an active QB.

  19. Eurydice says:

    I don’t follow Aaron Rodger’s personal life, but in the football world people have been saying he’s uncoachable and kind of an arrogant jerk. His fans say he’s entitled to be that way because he’s such a great quarterback. I guess it doesn’t matter as long as he wins games. We’ll see what the NFL has to say about this.

  20. Scal says:

    So my cousin who is a packer fan is trying to argue that he didn’t ‘lie’ because the coaches and NFL knew he wasn’t vaccinated. Which is WORSE in my opinion as that means that they ALL were in on it and letting him run amok.

    Also tried to argue that since he followed the safety protocols that he’s fine, but clearly that’s not true when it comes to the media.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Your cousin clearly hasn’t seen the video in which Qaaron intentionally lies/obfuscates on film about his status to a reporter.

  21. K says:

    Idiotic selfish ass. Anyone who refuses to get the vax gets this label. IDGAF who you are or aren’t. Liar.

  22. Veruca Salty says:

    At first glance, thought this was a picture of Javier Bardem. That’s all I got.

  23. ME says:

    His teammates must have known he wasn’t vaccinated. Doesn’t the NFL have protocols they have to get tested every single day? They aren’t allowed to be around other players without a mask, etc. There are pics of him at a Halloween party with other teammates maskless, so I don’t know. Either they all knew and didn’t care, or he fooled them all somehow.

    • Sarah11 says:

      Crazy Americans ( some of them). I’m a Canadian in Saudi Arabia for work and i couldn’t enter the country without being double vaxed and having a negative COVID test done less than 72 hours before departure. We need to have an app on our phones that gives our medical status and show it to enter any store, office or public building. Beyond that, we just move around as we please and everything is open.. I’m paranoid and keep a mask on when I leave my home. It’s not that hard really.

      • Amy345 says:

        This above comment has some misinformation. In Canada we do not have to have an app on our phones that gives our “medical status”. If you want to enter certain public places you need to show a vaccination passport which can be on paper that has a QR code or a QR code on your cell phone in PDF format or in an app. Places you have to show this for entry are restaurants, gyms, recreation centres, movie theatres , government buildings/offices, etc NOT public offices or stores, you can go into any of these without a vax passport.

      • Amy345 says:

        SORRY Sarah11! You were probably referring to Saudi rules, not Canada rules, apologies for my misread

      • Ange says:

        Australia is similar, though if you listen to a certain subset of Americans we’re living in gulags being whipped into submission lol.

  24. Same says:

    I want to know why there are different rules for tier 1, tier 2 employees and players . SOME team members and employees are REQUIRED to be vaccinated … but the players get a choice.
    I would love to see a class action discrimination suit.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Same, really? That’s unacceptable, in my book. Everyone should be vaccinated, period!!! If you are up close like that, you MUST be vaccinated, no matter how stupid and who your lying ass is!!

      Also, I don’t think religious reasons should be exempt from the vaccine. There is zero religious reasons why you SHOULDN’T be vaccinated!!

      • Same says:

        Considering not a single major religion has come out against the vaccine that argument is pure BS.
        My hospital is granting religious exemptions left and right though so it’s a loophole many are using .

  25. Merricat says:

    Ironic that he’s being paid to potentially have his brains scrambled around in his head, but he’s too “pure” for a vaccination? Maybe he’s been sacked too many times.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Moreover he admitted he’s been receiving monoclonal antibodies, which are not FDA approved.

  26. Kathy Kack says:

    Well Shalene Woodly is into all of that weird holistic stuff. To me she is overboard in her “naturalness” .
    She is behind all this BS.

    • FHMom says:

      He is a grown ass man. He’s also a graduate of Berkeley. You would think he could make up his own mind.

      • lunchcoma says:

        This seems like more of a birds of a feather situation, where he gets along with Shailene and her buddy Miles Teller because they have a lot in common.

        Wasn’t he dating a certain actress who shall not be named for awhile too?

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        He is a grown ass man that makes his own decisions. The blaming of the women story lines are so wrong.

        fyi, Rodgers didn’t graduate from Berkeley. He declared for the NFL draft his junior year. The only degree he has (other than the one he’s recently earned in being an idiot) that I’m aware of, is an honorary one from the Medical College of Wisconsin-honorary doctorate of Humanities degree for his work with children/childhood cancer.

        There seems to be some terrible irony going on here . (if irony is the right word to use)

    • Fabiola says:

      People really need to stop blaming a woman for a man’s action. It’s ridiculous these posts blaming his girlfriend. Also, I don’t think it will have any repercussions on his career as long as he keeps winning. NFL and their fans stand by rapists and abusers as long as they win so I doubt him lying about getting vaccinated is going to turn fans off. His teammates and staff knew he was not vaccinated but didn’t care as long as he takes them to the super bowl. Winning is all that matters in sports.

  27. Leah says:

    I think there are a lot of us who are fed up with Rodgers and his crap. The issues before the season whether he would play or not, the “phoning it in” until the 4th quarter of every game, and now lying about COVID and exposing every friggin body. He just needs to be done.

  28. jferber says:

    But Kathy, he is still 100 percent responsible for himself, no matter who his girlfriend is.

  29. sassafras says:

    For the 100th time, we need to permanently cancel the anti-vaxxer celebrities. Their words are unreliable, their leadership is nonexistent and if they want all the benefits of living in the 21st century but won’t simply pull up their sleeve and get a jab, they don’t deserve to be a celebrity or receive millions in salaries.

  30. FHMom says:

    I just started liking him because of his stint on Jeopardy. I now see he is an entitled, lying dumbass after all.

  31. lunchcoma says:

    He’s moved onto the taking medical advice from Joe Rogan and misquoting Martin Luther King phase of his career incredibly quickly. My condolences to his agent.

  32. Mojowowo says:

    That escalated quickly.

  33. A says:

    This is just something else. I was reading the news story about this yesterday and quite literally cackling to myself. Imagine being such a freaking dumbass that you refuse to get vaccinated, getting COVID, then getting ANGRY that the fact that you’re not vaccinated is now public news. The sheer audacity to get angry about people knowing the truth and rightfully making fun of you for it, rather than feel shameful and contrite at all the people you put in danger bc of your own sheer f-cking stupidity and dishonesty. GTFO asshole.

  34. MangoAngelesque says:

    His relationship with Shailene makes more and more sense…

  35. whatWHAT? says:

    comparing himself to MLK…appropriating “my body my choice”…complaining he’s the target of the “biased media” and “woke mob”…taking advice from Joe Rogan…how long until State Farm drops him and stops running those ads?

  36. Chichi says:

    And to think that only a couple of years ago, a thoughtful quarterback got cancelled for taking the knee during the national anthem… wonder what is going to happen to this guy for blatantly putting people’s lives and health in danger… 😒

  37. Nic919 says:

    The interview he did today is a total mess.

    • Same says:

      He’s a bonafide jackass , maybe the feminists can stop blaming his girlfriend for his stupidity .

      • Nic919 says:

        John mulaney’s girlfriend was also blamed for why he was estranged from his family, but there seems to be a pattern of Aaron being the one with a difficult attitude.

  38. Normades says:

    This is ridiculous. The NFL just has to put on place a vax mandaté end of story. No vax, no money, no play.

  39. Gracie says:

    Why are all these athletes, whose livelihoods rely on their physical fitness, so willing to roll the dice? Have they not heard of long-haulers? I had a breakthrough case after being vaxxed and it took me several weeks to recover. I’m also much younger than him. If they think he’ll be back on their timeline I wouldn’t bet on it.

    • Normades says:

      Because 1. They think they are invincible because they are in top shape and Covid only sends the old and weak to the hospital
      2. Because in general they’re pretty dense

  40. JRenee says:

    This just exemplifies selfishness. In all of those places he should have been masked, but he wanted to pretend he’d been vaccinated. He should have done the conferences via Zoom, selfish as hell.

  41. Moo says:

    I hope he didn’t spread it to the Jeopardy contestants.