Aaron Rodgers won’t be breaking NFL protocol at press conferences no more in 2021
He won’t be wearing a mask, because he won’t be doing in-person media sessions anymore.
According to the New York Post, Rodgers will opt for holding postgame sessions via Zoom, which is also seen as a manuever to avoid wearing masks. Rodgers’ previously lack of masking for postgame interviews prompted the League to reiterate their stance on every unvaccinated players’ requirement to mask up for the podium.
The NFL’s memo reads as:
“Clubs are reminded that any individual who is not fully vaccinated is required to wear a mask at all times when inside the club facility. This includes while giving media interviews or participating in media briefings conducted indoors either at the club facility or at the stadium on game day. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated may conduct media interviews outdoors or in the practice bubble without wearing a mask, provided that physical distancing is maintained at all times.”
Before he contracted COVID, Rodgers had been doing press conferences unmasked and parading around like he was actually vaccinated. He missed last week’s Packers-Chiefs game as a result of his status.
He made things worse for himself in an interview with Pat McAfee, blasting the “woke mob” and “cancel culture.”
State Farm is sticking by him, but they have certainly calmed down on how many commercials have shown him since his admission. He also lost an endorsement deal with Prevea Health.