Aaron Rodgers responded to the rumors about him probably boycotting the Tremendous Bowl over COVID-19 guidelines within the NFL by tweeting jokes in regards to the declare.
On Friday throughout his CBS Sports activities NFL At present podcast, Boomer Esiason shared a textual content message he obtained from an unknown supply concerning the Packers QB.
What did it say?
The “supply” indicated Rodgers would boycott the Tremendous Bowl as a result of NFL’s COVID-19 guidelines, particularly the rule that asymptomatic gamers have to check.
However, it is necessary to notice, there’s extra context to this story.
Esiason and his co-host, Gregg Giannotti, later acknowledged that they believed the textual content was a prank.
Giannotti posted the clip with this conclusion seven minutes earlier than Rodgers went on a Twitter rant in regards to the rumor.
Rodgers first retweeted the primary video of Esaison studying the supply’s textual content by utilizing 10 hashtags in his caption, one being “#fakenews.”
Packers observe squad quarterback Kurt Benkert added to the dialog shortly after. Rodgers requested Benkert if he was the supply who messaged Esaison, and Benkert then performed together with it, even calling himself Benedict Arnold.
Then, Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love chimed in and stated he was the supply. Rodgers poked enjoyable at Love, too.
Rodgers is unvaccinated, because it was made clear when he examined optimistic for the virus in early November. The Packers quarterback was criticized for his earlier assertion that he was “immunized.” Since he examined optimistic, Rodgers has not held again about his feedback concerning COVID-19 and the way the NFL handles it.
Esaison and Giannotti are taking part in a harmful recreation in airing loosely sourced data to the world, particularly surrounding Aaron Rodgers. The Packers QB has been at odds with varied publications and media members over perceived misinformation surrounding the have an effect on COVID-19 had on his injured toe and his worthiness for the NFL MVP award based mostly on vaccination standing.
The most recent gaff by Esaison and Giannotti is one other go browsing the fireplace for Rodgers.
Though the Packers earned the No. 1 seed within the NFC, Rodgers will nonetheless begin on Sunday vs. the Lions within the Packers’ final common season recreation this yr.