NFL News: Aaron Rodgers Makes Bold Admission Over Vaccination Fiasco

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Ernesto Cova

A week doesn't go by without NFL media talking about Aaron Rodgers. If it's not his outstanding performances on the field, it's the speculation about his future and whether he'll force a trade or retire.

If not, people talk about his love life, his relationship with his family, or even his views on vaccination and ayahuasca. That's what you deal with when you're stating QB for the Green Bay Packers.

Rodgers Purposely Misled The Media

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That's why he knew he had to be prepared when the media asked him about his vaccination status last season. Recently, he admitted that he purposely misled them about that issue:

"I'd been ready the entire time for this question and had thought about how I wanted to answer it. And I had come to the conclusion I'm going to say: 'I've been immunized.' And if there's a follow-up, then talk about my process," Rodgers told Joe Rogan.

He Almost Got Away With It

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Rodgers nearly got away with it because no one dug deeper into the subject, so people assumed he had taken the shot:

"But, I thought there's a possibility that I say 'I'm immunized,' maybe they understand what that means, maybe they don't. Maybe, they follow up. They didn't follow up. So then I go the season them thinking -- some of them -- that I was vaccinated," Rodgers added.

Rodgers Didn't Want To Get Into Details

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He avoided talking about details because the media were trying to get him to call out his teammates for not getting the vaccine. Oh, the irony:

"Because the only follow-up they asked was basically asking me to rip on my teammates, like: 'What do you say to your teammates who aren't vaccinated? What kind of example do you feel like you're setting to your teammates who are unvaccinated?' I said: 'Hey, it's everybody's own decision with their body,'" Rodgers added.

Things Got Out Of Hand

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He would've gotten away with that if he hadn't tested positive for COVID-19. Then, he entered PR hell and was deemed a liar by most analysts:

"Because now I'm a liar, I'm endangering the community, my teammates, all these people," number 12 concluded. "And the attempted takedown of me and my word and my integrity began."

That was just the first of several scandals involving Rodgers and his views last season. At least, that has allowed him to be more open and honest about the things he wants to talk about, even if we're not always on the same page.