Aaron Rodgers may not talk to his family at all, but he still has the support of at least one prominent member.
Aaron Rodgers’ father made rare public comments about his estranged son after the NFL star’s controversial COVID-19 vaccine remarks. Speaking with USA Today, Ed Rodgers said he is “proud of” his son and supports Aaron’s decision to seek other alternative measures over getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I think he tried to probably treat himself naturally, like a lot of folks do. And there’s a lot of great natural things out there, which help mitigate the virus. So I’m proud of him. I’m proud that he went that route,” Ed said.
Ed also clarified that he has not spoken to the Green Bay Packers quarterback, telling the outlet, however, that “things are progressing” in their strained relationship. “The main thing (is) I just support him. I’m proud of him. I trust his judgment and decisions. I think that’s what I would’ve done,” Ed said.
According to The New York Times, Aaron allegedly stopped talking to his family members at the end of 2014.
The Green Bay superstar QB tested positive for COVID earlier this month and hell broke loose when it was revealed he wasn’t vaccinated, despite telling the media he was ‘immunized.’ He will be eligible to play on Saturday, one day before the Packers’ home game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rodgers was fined for violating the league’s COVID protocols, including not wearing a mask during his news conferences, going maskless in the team’s facility, and attending a Halloween party.
“I do realize that I am a role model to a lot of people and so I just want to start off the show by acknowledging that I made some comments that people might have felt were misleading. To anybody who felt misled by those comments, I take full responsibility for those comments,” Rodgers said on Tuesday’s Pat McAfee Show.
Rodgers stood by his stance about not getting the vaccine.
“I understand that this issue, in general, is very charging to a lot of people because we’re talking about public health. I totally respect that. I made a decision that was in the best interest based on consulting with my doctors,” the reigning NFL MVP said. “I understand that not everybody’s gonna understand that necessarily, but I respect everybody’s opinion.”
Later in the interview, Rodgers similarly added: “I’m an athlete, I’m not an activist. So I’m going to get back to doing what I do best, and that’s playing ball. I shared my opinion. It wasn’t one that was come to frivolously, it involved a lot of study and what I felt like was in my best interest for my body.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.