Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reappears on radio show Tuesday and says: “I take full responsibility for these comments” | Football
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reappeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday and took “full responsibility” for his comments last week about his vaccination status and being “in the crosshairs. of the crowd awakened right now “on his vaccination status.
“I made comments that people might have found misleading. And for anyone who felt misled by those comments, I take full responsibility for those comments,” Rodgers said Tuesday.
“I understand that this problem, in general, is very onerous for a lot of people because we are talking about public health. I totally respect that,” Rodgers said. “I made a decision that was in the best interest by consulting my doctors. And I understand that not everyone will necessarily understand it. But I respect everyone’s opinion.”
Rodgers told McAfee he was feeling “really good” after testing positive for Covid-19 last week.
Rodgers missed last Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to Covid-19 protocols. The Chiefs defeated the Packers 13-7.
During an interview on the McAfee show on Friday, Rodgers confirmed that he was not vaccinated against Covid-19 and that he was disappointed with the treatment he was receiving in the media.
Rodgers said the media was on a “witch hunt” to find out which players had been vaccinated and blamed reporters for him saying he was “immune” in August. Rodgers said if a reporter had asked a follow-up question he would have explained that he was “not an anti-vax Terran”, but a “critical thinker”.
Rogers added last week that he follows strict NFL protocols for unvaccinated players down to a “T”. Rodgers has described the tests he goes through every day, even on holidays, and believes the rules are in place to put unvaccinated people to shame. Rodgers said he tested over 300 times before testing positive this week.
He did not get the vaccine because he is allergic to an ingredient in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and was afraid of possible side effects from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, he said. The decision to seek alternative treatments was “what was best for my body,” he said.
Rodgers is scheduled to play this Sunday at home against the Seattle Seahawks.
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