“Never Been Of The Opinion That The Events Did Not Take Place” – Aaron Rodgers Denies Buying Into Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories

Aaron Rodgers
New York Jets

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made quite the colorful headlines in the past couple of days. Whether it’s being in contention to be Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s vice presidential running mate, or allegedly spouting Sandy Hook mass shooting conspiracy theories, Rodgers sure is accounting for a lot of the “bull****” that has nothing to do with winning he lamented about this past football season.

Still no direct word from Rodgers about his bid for the Oval Office alongside RFK Jr., but Rodgers at least did answer for Sandy Hook, matching the public statement he made about a decade ago about the tragedy:

As I’m on the record saying in the past, what happened in Sandy Hook was an absolute tragedy. I am not and have never been of the opinion that the events did not take place. Again, I hope that we learn from this and other tragedies to identify the signs that will allow us to prevent unnecessary loss of life. My thoughts and prayers continue to remain with the families affected along with the entire Sandy Hook community.”

This comes on the heels of a CNN report that alleged Rodgers attacked somebody employed by the network about spreading false information, and allegedly spoke about the conspiracy theories that the shooting at Sandy Hook never happened.

It’s a good thing Rodgers set the record straight. Whether it’s true or not, if Rodgers clung to that conspiracy theory for whatever reason, again cited the “woke mob” for trying to cancel him as a mere critical thinker, and actually tried to claim that Sandy Hook was a false flag event, I don’t know how the Jets organization could stand with him. The guy would be ostracized from the NFL, and rightfully so. There’d have to be some “good faith” argument to be made that could get the Jets out of Rodgers’ contract if that were the case.

We may never know whether Rodgers bought into Sandy Hook conspiracy theories at any point in his life. This report from CNN, kept under wraps for many years, curiously matched up with the reported possibility of Rodgers being a vice presidential nominee.

Rodgers’ high visibility and popularity as a quarterback could actually get an RFK-Rodgers third-party ticket a decent amount of votes. And by “decent”, I’d say maybe 2% of the popular vote. Third-party candidates have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning a presidential election with the way the two-party system is structured. Thank you Captain Obvious, I know. But for CNN to feel compelled to drop this Rodgers story now is just a weird look. The Rodgers for VP thing might be totally untrue as is.

Given his penchant for “alternative ways of thinking” in the past, you can’t put it past Rodgers to buy into any conspiracy theory. Let’s just hope his alt-thought rabbit hole doesn’t indeed sink as low as to be a Sandy Hook denier.

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