SiriusXM Radio host Howard Stern blasted Aaron Rodgers in a lengthy diatribe early on Monday. He not only took the Packers quarterback to task for his stance on COVID-19, but also said the NFL should throw the Packers quarterback out of the league for his selfishness.
“If there was decency in this world, I would throw this guy out of the football league so fast, what he did to his fellow teammates,” Stern said of Rodgers. “And bravo Terry Bradshaw, for what you said, and everyone else who’s got half a brain in this country. But this f—king guy. They should throw him out of the league so fast.”
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Stern also mocked Rodgers’ research into the vaccine, which the quarterback shared in great detail in an interview on “The Pat McAfee Show.” Stern even went so far as to suggest podcast host Joe Rogan — who persuaded Rodgers to take alternative treatments such as monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C and D and hydroxychloroquine — should treat the signal-caller the next time he’s injured.
“Come on, dude. That whole bulls—t game: ‘Yeah, I had the antibodies.’ Now first of all, I don’t know where these guys get their information from,” Stern said. “At the (McAfee interview) he said he got his information from Joe Rogan. You’ve got doctors who study in medical school. I don’t know what has happened to this country.
“The next time this f—khead gets injured on the field, they should bring in Joe Rogan to fix the bones,” Stern added. “They should have him treat him.”
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Much of the criticism levied against Rodgers is based on the fact he gave a seemingly deceitful answer when asked in late August whether he was vaccinated against the coronavirus. He said he was “immunized,” suggesting he had indeed received the vaccine. But he was instead taking alternative treatments in an effort to raise his antibody levels.
The excuses Rodgers gave for not taking the vaccine also become fodder for critics; the research he conducted, as well as the alternative treatments he took, have been debunked or have otherwise been advised against by either the FDA or CDC.
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Rodgers has been defiant in the face of criticism, even as “Saturday Night Live” featured him in a segment and Green Bay-based medical organization Prevea Health ended its partnership with the Packers quarterback.
Regardless, the Packers entered Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs leading the NFC with a 7-1 record, but struggled greatly with backup Jordan Love leading the way. Kansas City eked out a 13-7 win as it limited Green Bay to a 301-yard outing.
Because of his unvaccinated status, Rodgers is eligible to return on Nov. 13, the day before the Packers’ Week 10 game vs. the Seahawks.