Cris Collinsworth really had no idea he would set off a wave of controversy, but that’s exactly what he did when he made an off-handed comment about Aaron Rodgers.
Collinsworth, praising Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, asked if anyone around the league has been more “honest” than him during the 2021 season.
“Have you ever seen someone as honest about everything as Aaron Rodgers?” Collinsworth asked.
Collinsworth has clearly forgotten that Rodgers told the media before the season that he had been “immunized” against COVID-19. He knew they would assume that meant he got the jab, but we later found out that was a lie when he was forced to miss 10 days because he was unvaccinated.
“First of all, I didn’t lie in the initial press conference,” Rodgers said earlier this season. “During that time, it was a witch hunt that was going on across the league, where everybody in the media was so concerned about who was vaccinated and who wasn’t and what that meant and who was being selfish and who would talk about it, what it meant if they said it’s a personal decision and they shouldn’t have to disclose their own medical information.
“And at the time, my plan was to say that I have been immunized. It wasn’t some sort of ruse or lie. It was the truth, and I’ll get into the whole immunization in a second. But had there been a follow-up to my statement that I’ve been immunized, I would have responded with this: I would have said, ‘Look, I’m not some sort of anti-vax, flat-Earther. I am somebody who’s a critical thinker.’”