NFL pregame shows air Aaron Rodgers disappointment: ‘That, to me, is selfish’

Written by on November 7, 2021

The Green Bay Packers will face the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Sunday without Aaron Rodgers

The three-time MVP and Packers star quarterback mentioned in August he’d been “immunized” in opposition to COVID-19. Seems that consisted of not a vaccine but homeopathic treatment and medicines that scientists say don’t treat coronavirus, the quarterback mentioned throughout a Friday interview on the “Pat McAfee Present” through which he cited Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy for not following protocols.

Since then, many have lined up to criticize Rodgers’ evasiveness and reasoning behind not receiving the vaccine, particularly as he conducted himself across the media as a vaccinated participant. A Wisconsin healthcare firm ended its partnership with Rodgers on Saturday, and the NFL has launched an investigation regardless of not but disciplining Rodgers, who can’t return to the team until next Saturday on the earliest.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

The criticism continued Sunday throughout NFL pregame reveals. Here’s a roundup of who mentioned what about Rodgers: 

Jonathan Jones, CBS Sports activities

“I imagine that Aaron Rodgers has full autonomy over his physique and I am not going to argue the deserves of what he mentioned … inherent once you say ‘I am a important thinker,’ ‘I am a free thinker,’ is the implication that these of us who did get vaccinated should not important thinkers or that we’re not free thinkers. That you simply’re on a better airplane of intelligence than I might even conceive. I took challenge with that. However then I additionally took challenge with him saying, ‘Hey, I adopted the entire protocols in all places. They’re draconian, however I comply with them in all places. Within the weight room, within the locker room.’ The one place he did not do it was within the public eye.

“And that is when he quotes MLK and says ‘I need not comply with unjust legal guidelines’ however he adopted all these unjust legal guidelines in all places else that cameras weren’t beaming that he was unvaccinated to everybody on the market. What wound up taking place was: Aaron Rodgers obtained cute together with his wording, he obtained caught, and he is embarrassed and he needs it to be everyone’s fault besides his.” 

Jimmy Johnson, Fox – Corridor of Fame coach

“I respect his perspective towards being a person. However it is a workforce recreation. In all honesty, I am disillusioned in his play on phrases for his rationalization. I am disillusioned in a few of his egocentric actions.” 

Howie Lengthy, Fox – Corridor of Fame defensive finish

“I agree with Aaron when he says ‘What I do with my physique is a private determination.’ Nevertheless it ceases to be a private determination once you participate in being a part of a soccer workforce in a constructing with coaches, gamers, trainers, gear managers, and also you run the chance of taking one thing house to your spouse, your youngsters, your grandchildren. But in addition for a soccer standpoint, this workforce is sitting at 7-1 they usually’re definitely vying for the one bye within the playoffs within the first spherical … placing all of that in jeopardy, and placing your workforce in jeopardy, that, to me, is egocentric.” 

Terry Bradshaw, Fox – Corridor of Fame quarterback

“Let me give Aaron Rodgers some recommendation. It’d been good if he’d simply come to the Naval Academy and discovered the right way to be trustworthy. Be taught to not lie. As a result of that is what you probably did, Aaron, you lied to everybody. … Sadly, we have gamers that solely take into consideration themselves and I am extraordinarily disillusioned in Aaron Rodgers.” 

Michael Strahan, Fox – Corridor of Fame defensive finish

“There are occasions to cite Martin Luther King, and this was not one among them.” 

Comply with Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @BOOMbaca.

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