Ian Rapoport has offered a response to the recent criticism he’s been fielding from Aaron Rodgers.
There’s no bigger sports story than Rodgers expected departure from the Green Bay Packers, even amid the Ja Morant saga. The quarterback has announced his intention to play for the New York Jets, appearing on the Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday to let fans in on his plans.
There’s still the matter of the Packers agreeing to the deal but Rodgers will likely be playing in a different shade of green next season. Speaking of shade, he threw some of that on certain reporters during his interview with McAfee this week, calling out the likes of Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini.
The insiders had made claims of the signal-caller giving the Jets a list of players he wants them to acquire but Rodgers has flat-out denied this, branding the notion “ridiculous.”
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Rodgers revealed having told Schefter to “lose my number,” something the ESPN reporter confirmed shortly after in a tweet.
Rapoport has also been on the end of some criticism from A-Rod, with the four-time MVP blasting him for reporting fake news a little over a month ago.
“Nobody talks to Ian Rapoport, to Adam Schefter or to any of those people,” Rodgers told McAfee back then. “So, if you’re one of those people who are talking to those people it’s a great reminder to you, you’re not in the inner circle.
“Just stop with the fake news. I speak for myself, and I will continue to do that. I’m not upset about it. It’s classic media. The problem is there’s a slippery slope. When somebody says something, Ian Rapoport or Adam Schefter or Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Joe Rogan, myself, question it. If it’s legitimate, it can stand up to questioning.
“But no one in my inner circle talks to those (reporters). I don’t talk to those people.”
Rapoport was on McAfee’s show this week and was asked about the situation. He insisted he was not offended as athletes have the right to call members of the media out when they don’t do their jobs particularly well.
He took a shot at Schefty too. “I thought it was fine,” he said.
“Now, did I mind that others got it worse? Not necessarily.”
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Meanwhile, the Jets and Packers are yet to agree on a deal for the QB, with the Packers reportedly making some hefty demands.
Whatever happens, and in spite of Rodgers’ feelings, both Rapoport and Schefter will be reporting on it. So of course, stay tuned.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.