(PresidentialWire.com)- Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been in the media a lot lately — and much of the reasons for it are not related to his play on the field.
A few weeks ago, Rodgers made headlines after he tested positive for COVID-19. He had to go into mandatory isolation for 10 days per NFL rules, as he isn’t vaccinated.
Many mainstream media outlets criticized Rodgers for not being upfront about his vaccination status following his positive COVID-19 test was revealed, even though federal privacy laws give him the right to not share that information.
Now, Rodgers is claiming that there are people within the Packers organization who have been leaking his medical information to members of the media.
Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show” recently, Rodgers was discussing the out-of-control reports that he may need surgery for an injury to his toe. That toe injury became infamous recently when Rodgers joked on his weekly appearance on McAfee’s SiriusXM show that he had “COVID toe.”
That joke was taken seriously by some media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, which went on to publish a story about what COVID toe is, basically believing Rodgers was stating fact instead of joking.
Just a few hours after that story ran, Rodgers said he didn’t even know that COVID toe was a real thing. He then blasted the WSJ for pushing “disinformation,” saying instead that his toe was fractured. He even took off his shoe and sock and showed his fractured toe on a Zoom conference call with reporters to prove what he was saying.
Recent reports even suggested that Rodgers would need surgery for his toe and that he might miss a few games because of it.
The quarterback spoke directly to those reports on McAfee’s show recently, saying:
With these reports — I don’t know where they’re coming from. I don’t know who’s talking. It seems like there are certain coaches that may have friends in the media that they don’t realize are actually just trying to report things.
“There were guys for a while who had their people who they would leak stuff to.”
Rodgers has been the target of some liberal media sources — and players, coaches and organizations in the NFL — after videos proved he was violating NFL protocols by not wearing masks regularly while he was inside the team’s facility or partaking in news conferences.
While the NFL doesn’t require any players to be vaccinated, they have put stringent restrictions on players who are unvaccinated. Rodgers was fined $14,650 for violating those protocols that the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to before the season began.
Also fined that amount was the team’s wide receiver, Allen Lazard. Both he and Rodgers attended a party during Halloween without wearing masks.
The league also fined the Packers organization $300,000 because they didn’t monitor the behavior of their players.