Aaron Rodgers… love him or hate him, he’s an interesting dude.
As a Chicago Bears fan, it’s in my blood to hate his guts, and after that “I own you” comment, I would’ve been ready on sight. But I have to say, over the last year or so, I’ve almost grown to appreciate his hippie, man bun-wearing ass.
I mean, showing up to camp dressed like Nicholas Cage in Con Air, giving a big middle finger to the NFL for their hypocritical policies, calling out MVP voters, tripping balls on ayahuasca… I’d have a beer with the guy.
Of course, plenty of folks started to hate him after they learned he was unvaccinated, despite telling the media he was immunized.
However, and it’s important to point out, the NFL and the Green Bay Packers KNEW his vaccination status the entire time. He’s had to follow a completely different set of protocols since the season began so none of this was a surprise to his coaches and teammates.
And in this new conversation with Joe Rogan, Rodgers points out that the NFL even sent some stooge to scare the team into getting vaccinated.
“Look how righteous our league is, we have 95% compliance with the vaccine. And if you don’t, we’re going to send a stooge to your team to show you graphs of your vaccination percentage of your team compared to the rest of the league, which actually happened.”
According to Aaron, he “mopped the floor” with the aforementioned stooge.
“People were like ‘no one knew your vaccination status, you liked to your teammates,’ no no no no… day three of training camp they sent this stooge in and he showed these slides of what your vaccination percentage was as a team. What are you compared to the rest of the league? And I started asking him question about liability… ‘Oh, I’m not a lawyer.’
“Ok cool, you’re in here talking about these different things and you don’t talk about anybody’s personal health issues. There’s zero exemptions, you took out religious exemptions, you took out PEG exemptions, you took out anybody’s ability to have an opinion of I don’t want to do this.”
But not only were players and teams made aware of the vaccination status of everybody on the team and how it stacked up to the league, they were pressured to get it for the sake of their careers:
“Well, it’s not only going to affect your day to day status on the team, but your ability to get a job, your ability to keep a job, your ability to get a tryout if you get cut from this team… all so you can get above 90% and have some special virtue.
And then they scared teams and said if you had an outbreak, caused by a non-vax player, you not only forfeit that game, but you wouldn’t get paid for that week.
And here I am showing up to training camp on the first day and we got five people out with COVID, all fully vaxxed, and I got COVID from a fully vaxxed individual who only got vaxxed to keep his potential as part of the NFL.”
Cole Beasley seems to agree:
He also revealed which part of the vaccine that he has an allergy to: