Following his touchdown pass to Allen Lazard in the team’s 27-10 win over the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his teammates took part in an ayahuasca tea celebration in the end zone.
During an interview on ‘The Pat McAfee Show,’ Rodgers wanted everybody to know that it was not a drug.
“Ayahuasca is not a drug,” Rodgers said. “It has properties in it that have hallucinogenic abilities, but it’s not a drug.”
Despite Aaron Rodgers pleading with the media to stop calling ayahuasca a drug, Colin Cowherd decided he would mock him about it instead.
“Sometimes I think Aaron Rodgers is a little out there, but whatever,” Cowherd said this week in response to the quarterback’s segment with McAfee. “And he was talking about taking ayahuasca, which is a psychedelic. And I poked fun of him. He basically vomited and pooped all weekend and he said he entered a new realm.”
“I kept reading these articles about us doing ‘a drug celebration’ and ‘drug this’ or ‘drug that.’ It’s not a drug. It’s a plant,” Rodgers told McAfee.
The Fox Sports Radio host dove more into what he said by using some other examples.
“Well Aaron, vodka is just distilled potatoes. Can my 16-year-old son go into a liquor store and say, ‘can I have a bottle of potatoes?’” Cowherd asked. “Those potatoes become an alcohol. For the record, heroin comes from poppy seeds, and cocaine comes from a coca leaf, they’re both still drugs.”
“Aaron has every right to talk about drugs,” Cowherd continued. “And he does have a new girlfriend, Blue of Earth and she’s very spiritual and he’s very spiritual, but I have to push back a little when you’re just saying, ‘weed’s not a drug, it’s a plant.’”
We’ll see what celebrations Rodgers and the Packers have in store for their Week 3 clash with a stout Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.