Aaron Rodgers, while getting older, is still playing great football. In fact, the Green Bay Packers quarterback was the MVP of the league last year.
But Rodgers also had ambitions outside of the NFL. He acted as a guest host on jeopardy this offseason and was praised for his wit and demeanor.
But those post-career plans may be slipping away from Rodgers. After he contracted COVID-19 this week, it was revealed that the quarterback wasn’t vaccinated. And he hadn’t necessarily been forthright about his status.
During a Friday segment on CNN, Jake Tapper remarked, “But instead of admitting he had misled the public to believe he’d been vaccinated, Rodgers is blaming the ‘woke mob’ for how he’s being treated. Perhaps creating a new definition for the term ‘cheesehead.'”
USA Today Reporter Christine Brennan weighed in, “This is a huge unforced error by a man who has transcended football and wants to have a career, whether it’s hosting ‘Jeopardy’ or other parts of our culture. What a shock. What a surprise. This is the guy we thought was so smart and well-read, and turns out that he doesn’t even have the courage or guts to say he wasn’t vaccinated, probably because he was fearful of that ‘woke mob,’ and now, given a chance to explain away his errors, he didn’t do it.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.