Terry Bradshaw to Aaron Rodgers: ‘you lied to everyone’


I have such a love/hate relationship with Terry Bradshaw. My father can’t stand him and tried to raise us the same. But that is solely based on football rivalry. Don’t tell my dad but I loved watching Terry play football, he was one of the best out there. One time I was having dinner with my husband near Terry and a much younger blonde. We spent our whole dinner saying some version of “typical” and I decided I didn’t like him anymore. The next night he appeared at a movie premiere with the blonde and she was his daughter. So we liked him again. He’s a loudmouth who has turned me off repeatedly throughout the years but last Sunday, he won me over again with his comments about how Aaron Rodgers is a no good dirty rat (my words.) Terry was broadcasting with Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson from the Naval Academy in Annapolis when he chastised Aaron for lying about his vaccine status. He also took the opportunity to subtly call Aaron dumb and selfish while he had the mic.

Fox viewers won’t see the Kansas City defense try to sack Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. Before the games began, however, Fox viewers got a chance to see a quartet of Hall of Famers verbally give him the business, from the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Terry Bradshaw had the most pointed critique of Rodgers, who someday will join Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, and Jimmy Johnson in Canton.

“I’ll give Aaron Rodgers some advice,” Bradshaw said. “It would have been nice if he had just come to the Naval Academy and learned how to be honest. Learned not to lie. Because that’s what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone. I understand ‘immunized.’ What you were doing was taking stuff that would keep you from getting COVID-19. You got COVID-19. Ivermectin is a cattle dewormer. Sorry, folks, that’s what it is. We are a divided nation politically. We are a divided nation on the COVID-19, whether or not to take the vaccine. And unfortunately, we’ve got players that pretty much think only about themselves. And I’m extremely disappointed in the actions of Aaron Rodgers.”

[From NBC Sports via Pajiba]

I agree with Terry. It’s not just that Aaron wasn’t vaccinated, it’s that he tried to dance around the truth. And that ridiculous “I’m under attack” presser following being called out is worth him getting kicked off the team alone. Of course, he’ll probably just sit out a few games to recover. Because the NFL has determined the only real threats who should be banned are those who take a stand about Black Lives Matter. So Terry’s words ring true. Aaron and everyone in the NFL has a chance to set an example on this and Aaron did the absolute worst. And then the NFL will do even more damage by forgiving him and letting him back on the field.

There’s no love lost between Terry and Aaron. Terry went off on Aaron last May when Aaron complained about the Packers draft pick and wanted out of the org. Terry got worked up enough to call Aaron weak. In Terry’s defense, he’s always given Aaron credit for his talent. It’s because Aaron is so good in his role that Terry thinks he should set a better example (something Terry could have been better at himself). But Terry is still right about Aaron lying. Howie, Jimmy and Michael all agreed that the whole thing was handled poorly and that Aaron endangered his team – the very thing a QB should never do.

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  1. superashes says:

    No problems here, do carry on Mr. Bradshaw.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I applauded Terry last night when I read what he said, as I was reading how Aaron was calling it a “witch hunt” which is very much the GOP rallying cry over criticism, which is indefensible. But Terry was right, end of story!! You lied Aaron!! The unvaccinated is NOT being treated like those who have historically been repressed no matter how you try to justify your claims that the unvaccinated are being treated. In fact, it’s the unvaccinated that ARE repressing those of us who are fighting to stay alive, listen to the science who and do NOT go to Rogan for our medical questions. Furthermore, your lies about being allergic to one of the ingredients of the vaccine are also lies as you refuse to disclose what that allergy is, which is a direct defense against you NOT being vaccinated.

      You are a selfish pr!ck, just like the rest of the American public refusing to be vaccinated solely for your OWN selfish, entitled, moronic, and political stance!! You, the unvaccinated are holding ALL Americans hostage due to your own selfish reasons, and it’s NOT a Freedom issue either.

      The utter fact that we are a country filled with selfish, lying a$$h*les like YOU that refuse to be responsible.

    • Rice says:

      Terry can be a bit OTT for me but he really came through last Sunday.

      I’m more interested in how Aaron’s teammates actually feel about his deception (again, thanks, Michael Strahan) and how they’ll play once he’s back.

      We already know that Shailene Woodley, Eater of Clay, First of her name, is standing by her man.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I cheered for Terry so loud when he said that. The others were kind of dancing around it – they weren’t supporting Aaron but were being more careful in what they said – and then it was Terry’s turn and he just went off. And i’m glad he did. Because yes, Aaron Rodgers lied to everyone. He deliberately wanted people to think he was vaccinated so he didn’t have to follow the protocols for the unvaccinated so he lied about it.

    Would the Packers have won on Sunday without Rodgers? I don’t know, we didn’t watch the game, so I’m not sure what the overall issues were – but having Rodgers there probably wouldn’t have hurt, especially since the Packers were able to keep the Chiefs to such a low score overall. So he might have cost his team a win, and he lost the respect and trust of so many people.

    And look, my QB is unvaccinated and has gotten COVID twice (come on now Lamar, just get the vaccine already) so I don’t really have a leg to stand on here. But at least he has never pretended to be vaccinated. That’s where we are now. You get “points” for being honest about not being vaccinated.

    • L84Tea says:

      People like AR are the worst because not only does he want to dig his heels in over his stance, he doesn’t even have the balls to own it. I, unfortunately, know a few people who are completely against the vaccine and are very vocal about it–so vocal that they practically swim in their pride. I’m not giving them any props for that, but what makes Aaron worse is that he agrees with them but then dances around admitting it, which in my opinion makes him a very dangerous person. The ones who admit it out loud at least make others aware who to steer clear of.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Exactly! Not only did Aaron Rodgers dance around the truth (to put it mildly) about his vaccination status, but then he had the nerve to act like he’s the victim? No dude, you brought all of this on yourself. There are other athletes who didn’t get the vaccine but they at least were upfront about it, or even in the worst cases – like Evander Kane in the NHL – they apologized for their dumbassery.

      I really can’t believe the NFL will let him wander back onto the field like it’s no big, but Kaepernick has basically been ‘banned’ for kneeling. SMDH.

      • Nic919 says:

        Rodgers endangered his whole team and the media that interviewed him because he didn’t wear a mask with them.
        And he will face far fewer repercussions than Kapernick who was doing a harmless protest. The NFL is just awful.

      • HeatherC says:

        Colin Kaepernick was a good quarterback. Aaron Rodgers is a great quarterback. (Yes the 49ers defeated the Packers, but let’s remember Dan Marino, one of the all time greats never won a Superbowl)

        CK wins in the end because he’s a better person and great advocate while AR is an idiot off the gridiron.

        (CK should absolutely NOT be unsigned btw. Like I said, he was a good quarterback. A bunch of teams have bad/aging/unreliable quarterbacks that should be replaced ::cough:: Falcons ::cough::)

  3. Seraphina says:

    Aaron has talent – which doesn’t mean he is a nice guy (which I hear he isn’t) nor a smart one. He has talent at throwing a ball. And makes good money doing so. He also has a coach and a vast team to help protect him so he can throw the ball where it needs to go. But he does does have talent. That seems to get lost because he is an idiot and proved it to everyone recently.

    And kudos to Bradshaw. I like him even more now. Well said – short, sweet and to the point. So that Aaron can understand.

  4. Kebbie says:

    Has Aaron said what he meant when he said he was immunized? Did he have antibodies and thought he was immune? Or was he taking some right wing “prophylactic” like hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin thinking it prevented infection?

    • Mumzy says:

      @Kebbie, I just posted a reply to you but it has vanished…(maybe the link to the Gawker article was an issue?). To answer your question, Gawker has an article up that quotes an interview Aaron gave last Friday on the Pat McAfee Show. Amongst other predictable things, he said he had consulted with his friend Joe Rogan and had/has been following his advice. He said he had been taking hydroxychloroquine and the other popular, proven non-remedy remedies. “I’ve been taking monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C and D, HCQ, and I feel pretty incredible.”

      • Kebbie says:

        Lol so he didn’t even have a prior infection? I thought maybe he was getting tested for natural antibodies at the very least. What a dipshit.

      • lucy2 says:

        JFC. He’s a professional athlete, and rather than listen to actual doctors and follow the league guidelines of getting vaccinated, he called up a radio show host for medical advice, and took horse dewormer and a malaria drug? He’s just throwing sh!t into his body without a clue.

        Terry’s right. He’s a liar, and his lie put others at risk. I don’t get a crap about him personally, but all those around him who thought they were safer because he was vaccinated.

      • iconoclast59 says:

        @Mumzy, I think he’s lying about the monoclonal antibodies (MA), too. You don’t “take” MA; they need to be administered through an IV. Which means he had to spend time in a hospital or clinic. I’m not buying it.

    • Emma says:

      Definition from the CDC — “Immunization: A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.”
      https://www.cdc.gov › imz-basics

      Aaron Rodgers intentionally lied. Let’s not pretend otherwise. He didn’t mean anything else.

  5. Truthiness says:

    This was so great for several reasons. Fox Sports is probably the only conservative enough channel left that could employ Aaron after football. And all 4 football legend Fox hosts just dug him a grave, one at a time. 4 time Super Bowl Champion quarterback Terry Bradshaw is a perfect fit to judge Rodgers. That segment was *chef’s kiss* perfect. Meanwhile we hear Aaron is unhappy with the public response to him telling the truth…and he has started losing contracts. Aaron made his own debacle.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      State Farm pulled a bunch of his ads but said they weren’t cutting ties with him “at this time”.

      once they hear it from a bunch of people and once they lose a lot of their clients who ditch them for another insurance carrier, they’ll drop him.

      I mean, an INSURANCE company with a spokesperson who actively puts others at risk due to his dishonesty?…not a good look for them.

      • Truthiness says:

        The Packer’s record right now is good enough for the playoffs. State Farm might be waiting to see if he can make it to the Super Bowl.

  6. Miranda says:

    He’s right, it was really the lying that pissed people off. We’re all used to people being anti-vaxx by now, and at this point few of us have the energy to do much more than roll our eyes and call them morons, and make double sure to take extra precautions when we’re forced to be around them. He gave his teammates or other employees of the team, who may have kids who are still too young to get jabbed, or elderly parents living with them, or immunocompromised people, a false sense of security. Rodgers deserves a suspension, a LONG one, but I doubt it’ll happen. It’s ironic that a hypermasculine organization like the NFL has shown itself time and time again to have absolutely no balls.

    • Becks1 says:

      I mean, come on Miranda, a long suspension, for this? Do you think that’s fair? It’s not like he took a stand against police brutality or anything. He just lied about vaccination status during a global pandemic.

    • STRIPE says:

      He’s saying he’s allergic to ingredients in the vaccines (vs being anti vax as a whole) which I don’t really believe at this point, but, if he truly is, nobody would have faulted him for not getting vaccinated had he just been honest and followed the appropriate protocols.

      • Anne Call says:

        Next he’ll be saying that the dog ate his vaccine. What a lying loser. He’s trash.

        Just read that 40% of adult republicans are not vaccinated. 90% of adult democrats are vaccinated. Life saving vaccine available and an entire political party and their media wing spread lies to gain political advantage. Rodger’s medical mumbo jumbo puts him in the same camp as the elected Republican liars (most of whom are vaccinated).

  7. Amy T says:

    It’s the bad lying (I mean, at least respect your public enough to lie well) followed by the outrage and refusal to own his behavior that rankles. Yet another dictionary illustration of “good at football but otherwise a tool.”

    Props to Terry Bradshaw.

  8. Normades says:

    I can’t believe the NFL doesn’t have a vaccine mandate in place. Are all sports leagues like that??? (NBA etc…)

    • Chicken Tetrazzini says:

      NBA has a vaccine mandate- there are star players sitting out the season thinking they’re martyrs, but they’re just assholes. All sports have a vaccine mandate for personnel working near players. So all camera/tv crew, journalists etc that are around players must be Tier 1 vaccinated. We have to protect the billion dollar business, but apparently the NFL doesn’t have to protect us

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      The NBA released a statement at the end of September that (at that time) 90% of the players were vaccinated. If you search NBA Covid protocols the statement should come up with more details about protocols for unvacinnated players. The Milwaukee Bucks(vaccinated members) were at the White House yesterday.

      I have a love/hate relationship with Bradshaw too. It’s love again after his words about Rodgers.

      • windyriver says:

        The NBA also released a statement a couple of days ago recommending players/coaches/front office staff get a booster shot, particularly if they got the one-shot J&J vaccine. They recommend people who got J&J get either a Moderna or Pfizer booster, and players that don’t by Dec 1 may be subject to game day testing.

        Articles on the above quote the current vaccination rate for NBA players at 95 or 97%.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Thank you for the updated numbers!

      • Normades says:

        Thank you all for this information. Exactly what I was wondering. NFL needs to get it together.

  9. Seraphina says:

    I am confused – is the NFL not checking vaccination statuses or the team for that matter? I had to complete an electronic survey on whether I am vaccinated and if so which one and upload a copy of my vaccine. Seems like the NFL and team dropped the ball as well. Pun intended.
    There is accountability here on the NFL as well.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think this is going to become the next issue. The Packers higher-ups most likely knew he wasn’t vaccinated, so they were complicit in this cover-up (or were the ones leading it.) So now it becomes – did the Packers lie to the NFL about it?

      Although we’re listening to some sports show as I type this (my husband is, I’m not, but I can hear it) and I don’t think they’ve talked about Aaron Rodgers once so far, so maybe the story is already dying out, IDK.

      • Kebbie says:

        I think some people in the organization knew he wasn’t vaccinated because I saw some tweet about a source who had previously claimed this to a journalist (IIRC) Basically after all this became public the person said they’d heard he wasn’t from this source but thought it had to be wrong because he was never masking when he’d be required to if he was unvaccinated. Then it turned out he just ignored those rules and no one enforced them.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Kebbie, I don’t doubt what you heard. There is a lot of money in NFL and a lot of money in being a good QB – for a team that has fans like GB does. I have no doubt it was ignored and they want it swept under the rug.

      • Normades says:

        @kebbie Unfortunately it’s usually the un-vaxxed who go unmasked. I got 3 and still mask up in crowds.

    • purplehazeforever says:

      NFL doesn’t require players to be vaccinated but if you’re unvaccinated you do have to follow protocols & now NFL is investigating Rodgers & Packers organization to see if they violated league protocol. I doubt they verify vaccinated status of any player, but the league knew Rodgers was unvaccinated.

  10. FHMom says:

    Terry is correct. Not only is Aaron a dirtbag, but he is a lying, gaslighting dirtbag. And the Packers organization was protecting him. Nobody had the stones to tell the truth. Both Aaron and the Packers knew they were wrong, and that is why they lied.

  11. Eating Popcorn says:

    According to Howard Stern there are photos of Rogers breaking quarantine out buying a coffee…

  12. Izzy says:

    No lies detected

  13. manda says:

    The thing that was so annoying about all of this is the response from the right who tweeted about how terry wasn’t smart because ivermectin IS approved for some human use (like, as I’ve said before, my rosacea cream is ivermectin), and it’s like, that’s not the point? I just don’t get even where they are coming from anymore! Terry pointed out Aaron lied and he was NOT wrong about that. So it’s approved for skin care use, that doesn’t mean it cures covid! I just…. I feel like logic and debate need to be taught in schools

  14. TIFFANY says:

    He wants out of Green Bay. That is what this is. He is being a dangerous brat because of it. If the Packers drop.him, it will give him the ammunition he needs to go on a pity tour and get to Hollywood and do a talk show of some sorts.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Oh, I think this callous and arrogant display has made any hope of that evaporate into the ether. Who would want him now? Prevea dropped him, and I suspect State Farm will at some point. He’s toast. He’s tainted his own brand.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I can’t believe that State Farm hasn’t dropped him yet.

        he is the spokes person for an INSURANCE company. and his lies PUT OTHERS AT RISK.

        I’d think that would be antithetical to the entire purpose of insurance.

    • Jamie says:

      He needs to be moved to second string QB and forced to finish out his contract there just as punishment for embarrassing his team like this. Cutting him or releasing him to go play somewhere else is what he wants.

  15. Rapunzel says:

    Going about in public while knowingly positive and meant to be under quarantine is disgusting. The NFL needs to fire his sorry ass.

  16. AA says:

    I don’t know anything about football and had a vague notion of who Terry Bradshaw was, but I somehow got sucked into his reality show and I enjoy him. He’s totally obnoxious, but he “ain’t wrong” about stuff…and he seems to love his family a lot and is generally a good guy. Good for him for calling Mr. Shailene a liar.

  17. Big Dee says:

    I like Terry. Aaron should not have lied and taken precautions. Better yet, listen to scientists and get the vaccine!

    People are human and make mistakes, Terry and myself included. Aaron needs to take responsibility for his words and actions. I was never a big fan, and now, I’m pretty much done with him. Actions of players matter. Based on what he has said so far, I don’t think an apology is coming.

    I’m a big Colin Rand Kaepernick fan. The stark difference of how they will be treated, Kaepernick and Rodgers continues to boggle my mind.

    The NFL knew that the stuff about Gruden was going to come out for a while now, and despite thinking they care, their efforts to get behind Black Lives Matter is lacking and a transparent effort to offset the bad press they knew they were going to get over Gruden. The NFL really needs to clean up its act. Besides the inherent violence in football, we have the racism and elitism of the NFL.

    I can barely enjoy the game any more, despite having grown up watching football.

  18. Mimi says:


  19. AmelieOriginal says:

    I don’t follow American football at all because to me it is the most boring sport on the planet and historically my family has zero interest in it. I barely watch the Superbowl, usually have it on in the background and tune in for the half time show. I’ve never understood the hero worship of football athletes like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers etc. These kinds of stories justify my total disregard and indifference to the sport and that these super privileged white male athletes are not worth my time.

  20. sassafras says:

    After our national nightmare of 2016-2020, there should be no place in American culture for LIES and HALF-TRUTHS and QAnons and Magats like Aaron Rodgers.

  21. J ferber says:

    Straight up truth, Terry.

  22. ohrhilly says:

    Uncle Terry has spoken. He is brash and uncouth at times, but he tells it like it is. What gets me is that professional athletes do all kinds or treatments and take different meds yet Aaron won’t get vaxxed. I think this is an extension of his temper tantrum when they signed the 2nd string QB. He wants out or GB and think this is is part of his “brilliant” plan.