Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur told reporters Friday he had no plans to watch Aaron Rodgers’ interview defending his decision to forgo the coronavirus vaccine. Rodgers made the stark defense in an interview on “The Pat McAfee Show” right before LaFleur, and Packers players were about to . The Packers’ head coach was asked about Rodgers’ interview and said he would “most likely” not watch it at a later point. In Chicago, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) A.J. Dillon during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, October 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) “I have no thought.
My thought lies with our team and finding a way to beat the Kansas City Chiefs,” LaFleur said. LaFleur was also asked what he thought about Rodgers, saying he was taking symptoms. “I don’t even know what that word means or what that term is. I mean, I don’t know what you’re trying to get from me,” he said. In a wide-ranging statement on the former NFL punter’s YouTube show, Rodgers took issue with the “woke mob” that was allegedly trying to cancel him for failing to protect himself against the coronavirus as one of the most recognizable faces in sports and the reigning league MVP.
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Aaron Rodgers #12 talks with Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur during the game against the Washington Football Team at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He rattled off several reasons he chose not to get vaccinated, including an allergy he . He said he also talked to his friend Joe Rogan about the and admitted one of the medicines he was on was ivermectin. Green Bay defeated Washington 24-10.
“I realize I’m in the wake mob’s crosshairs right now,” Rodgers told McAfee and his former linebacker teammate, A.J. Hawk. “So, before my final nail gets put in mycasket, I think I would like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself.” Rodgers took shots at the NFL media for ripping him and he would’ve explained himself if anyone asked him to explain what he meant when he said he was immunized. Additionally, he said he was allergic to some of the ingredients in the and chose not to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to some of its side effects.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes while head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Jordan Love (10) watch during NFL football training camp Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. “I’m not an anti-vax, flat-earther. … I have an allergy to an ingredient in the . I found a long-term immunization protocol to protect myself, and I’m very proud of the research that added. Rodgers is set to miss the for the Seattle Seahawks matchup next weekend. Jordan Love is expected to start.