Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been putting out fires all week after the media discovered that he was unvaccinated, despite initial beliefs that the QB was vaxxed.
Announced Saturday, the reigning MVP has been dropped by one of his sponsors, Prevea Health, days after his status broke the news cycle.
The company released the following statement:
Prevea Health remains deeply committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers and communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic’ This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to become vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent the virus from further significantly impacting lives and livelihoods.
Rodgers’ cowering sponsor manifested a concern by the QB with revealing his status — eventually become a triggering issue for the media wokesters.
Cold take generator Mike Florio started the calls for Rodgers to lose sponsors when he publicly called out State Farm for featuring the quarterback in their marketing.
Rodgers had been hushed on his vaccination status, considering the NFL’s advantageous guidelines for vaccinated players and media’s witch-hunt on the unvaccinated.
Once the diagnosis and status were revealed — stemming from Wednesday’s news — Rodgers got rightfully ticked off behind the scenes.
In discussion with Pat McAfee on McAfee’s show Friday morning, Rodgers said that he had kept his status a secret for months due to the media’s coercion to get the jab. He also addressed their labeling of “flat earthers” for players willing to do individual research on the shot’s potential adverse effects.
After reading up on roughly “500 pages” of research, Rodgers reportedly discovered that he is allergic to one of the ingredients used in the approved vaccines. The quarterback claims to have also gone to NFL doctors to confirm the diagnosis, despite the League’s pushback on the comment.
Rodgers accurately read the field in the offseason and decided to avoid declaring himself as an unvaccinated player, as the media was out for blood.
One example was seen through unvaccinated Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who caught plenty of heat stemming from a COVID case outbreak that occurred inside the QB’s room. The case was traced to backup Kellen Mond, but the focus of the ensuing hit pieces called out Cousins for being unvaccinated. Mond was vaccinated and quarantined after the breakthrough case.
Rodgers will miss Green Bay’s Week 9 matchup due to a 10-day quarantine period following a positive test result. The Packers (7-1) will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs (4-4) with Jordan Love as the interim QB.
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