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Confusion spread this morning regarding Aaron Rodgers’ vaccination status after he tested positive for COVID-19.
NFL Network reported the NFL would place Rodgers in the unvaccinated protocol, which requires players to stay away from their respective team for a minimum of 10 days. However, a reporter asked Rodgers two months ago whether he were vaccinated, to which he responded, “Yeah. I’m immunized.”
Technically, the “yeah” was incorrect. Ian Rapoport told Pat McAfee on Wednesday afternoon that Rodgers tried to get the NFL to grant him vaccination status for completing homeopathic immunization treatment that raised his antibody levels, but the NFL refused.
“Rodgers did go through a homeopathic or holistic immunization treatment which he thought might be able to get him vaccinated status, but the NFL said that it would not,” Rapoport said.
“The team has known that Rodgers is not vaccinated according to the letter of the NFL law.”
While it’s unclear when Rodgers learned the NFL wouldn’t qualify him for an exemption, he had been following unvaccinated protocols since the start of the season, including wearing a mask indoors.
Rodgers can re-join the Packers on Nov. 13, the day before their Week 10 matchup against the Seahawks. Once he does, ESPN reporters will demand Rodgers call himself selfish or maybe even demand that he reveal his political affiliation.
Rodgers won’t though. He already told us what he thinks of the “PC, woke” hustlers, a group of which many NFL reporters are a part.
“There’s a PC, woke culture that exists,” Rodger said. “And there’s a cancel culture at the same time and it’s based on people’s own feelings of maybe personal miserability or distaste for their own situations or life or just the enjoyment of holding other people down underneath their thumb.”
Now, log onto Twitter to see blue-check sports pundits discuss holistic immunization. What a treat that promises to be.