It’s been quite a week for Packers fans, with QB Aaron Rodgers testing positive for COVID-19, which means that he won’t be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
As you can imagine, news of Rodgers positive test had fans reeling, and the point spread quickly changed without their star QB in the game. Green Bay owned -104 moneyline odds to win and was a slight 1-point underdog beforehand. Now, the Packers have +280 moneyline odds and are massive 7.5-point underdogs.
While many players in the league have tested positive for COVID and been forced to sit out, Rodgers’ story has made national news because he seemingly got caught in a lie about his vaccination status, having told reporters back in August that he was “immunized” when asked about his vaccination status. As it turns out, his idea of immunization was receiving some homeopathic treatment from his personal doctor, and then trying to convince the NFL to have that count as being vaccinated.
The players’ union, the NFL-NFLPA jointly designated infectious disease consultant and the league agreed that Rodgers’ treatment did not provide any documented protection from the coronavirus. Accordingly, Rodgers did not qualify for an exemption, and he remained subject to a variety of restrictions, including daily testing, mask-wearing and high-risk close contact protocol that would force him to isolate for five days based on interaction with a positive individual, even if he tested negative.
Rodgers clearly knew what he was doing when he answered that question, carefully choosing his words so that it wasn’t technically a lie, but this has now spectacularly backfired on him. So he decided to set the record straight, appearing on The Pat McAfee Show today, saying:
“I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now. So, before my final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I think I would like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself.”
While he claims that he’s not an “anti-vax flat earther” and is a “critical thinker”, listening to the interview above, he comes off as exactly that. He also claims that he didn’t get the vaccine because he discovered that he’s allergic to something in the mRNA vaccines offered by Pfizer and Moderna, and that he didn’t want to do the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because of blood clotting concerns.
Instead, he’s taking treatment advice from comedian Joe Rogan, who also had COVID-19, and is using ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug that so far hasn’t been proven to work against the coronavirus, along with other treatments.
Clearly Rodgers has taking one too many hits to the head if he believes this crap. Either that or his fiancé Shailene Woodley has turned him to the crazy side, as she once stated in a magazine interview that she makes her own medicines, eats clay, and forages for wild foods. A real rocket scientist here, don’t ya think?
God help us all.