Dianna Russini isn’t backing down from Aaron Rodgers after the quarterback called her out for falsely reporting that he handed the New York Jets a list of demands.
Rodgers has finally revealed what he intends to do as it pertains to his future, turning up on the Pat McAfee Show this Wednesday to announce he wants to play for the Jets. It’s now left to the teams to hash out a deal that would work for both parties.
The Jets have also agreed to a move for Rodgers’ Green Bay teammate Allen Lazard while they’re said to have targeted Randall Cobb as well. Both wide receivers were on a list reported to have been given to NY by the veteran quarterback, with Odell Beckham Jr. also featuring.
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Rodgers has denied this outright.
Russini has since appeared on ESPN with claims she never reported the player had made demands, saying he did recommend that the Jets sign certain players. In fact, she’s doubled down, stating that there are even more players that she did not mention on Tuesday.
“It’s so ridiculous,” Rodgers said of the report. “I didn’t respond to Dianna Russini, I think her name is, but I would say the same thing that I told Schefty, lose my number, nice try.”
“These were not demands from Aaron Rodgers, we never reported it that way, and we never even presented it that way,” Russini insisted.
The reporter also noted that it is not uncommon for a high-profile signing to recommend other players he wants a team to sign ahead of a big trade.
“There are more names Aaron Rodgers wants, there’s more on that list, I didn’t report that, but none of this was demands, this is all normal. If you’re recruiting a big-time quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, you’re going to allow him to make suggestions.”
In reference to Adam Schefter there, the ESPN insider also reported Rodgers made demands and was shunned by the QB via a text message.
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