Sunday's NFL matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs was supposed to be one of the hallmark games of the 2021 regular season. Until Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to sit out the contest per NFL rules.
Rodgers had claimed he was "immunized" against the virus but it turns out that he did not receive a vaccine. He gave a lengthy interview to talk about his decisions and claimed to have taken the medical advice of podcast host Joe Rogan for alternative forms of protection and treatment for COVID.
It seems that his choices have made a lot of people upset.
On Fox NFL Sunday, host Terry Bradshaw voiced his displeasure.
"I'd give Aaron Rodgers some advice. It would have been nice if he had just come here to the Naval Academy and learned how to be honest. Learned not to lie. Because that's what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone. I understand immunized but what you were doing was taking stuff that would keep you from getting COVID-19... you got COVID-19. Ivermectin is a cattle de-wormer, sorry folks, that's what it is. We are a divided nation politically, we are a divided nation on the COVID-19, whether or not to take the vaccine, and unfortunately, we got players that pretty much think only about themselves and I'm extremely disappointed in the actions of Aaron Rodgers."
One of Rodgers' sponsors, Green Bay-based health group Prevea Health, has also taken issue with the recent revelations and cut ties with him.
Prevea Health and Aaron Rodgers have made the decision to end their partnership effective Nov 6 2021...
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.