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NFL denies Aaron Rodgers’ COVID-19 vaccine claim

NFL denies Aaron Rodgers’ COVID-19 vaccine claim

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Nov 09
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The NFL has denied a claim made by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in which he defended his unvaccinated status on “The Pat McAfee Show.”

“One of the main (NFL) docs said it’s impossible for a vaccinated person to get COVID or spread COVID,” Rodgers said Friday during the show. “We know now that information is totally false.”

In an emailed statement, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy debunked Rodgers’ claim.

“No, it’s not true,” McCarthy said. “No doctor from the league or the joint NFL-NFLPA infectious disease consultants communicated with the player. If they had, they certainly would have never said anything like that.”

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer confirmed McCarthy’s statement.

“The NFL strongly denied that Aaron Rodgers talked to any of its doctors, as he asserted on The Pat McAfee Show. In fact, I’m told the league offered him the opportunity to talk to the NFL/NFLPA joint infectious disease consultant and/or the league’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, and he didn’t take the NFL up on the offer,” Breer wrote on Monday.

“That was after the league found, in the words of one source, that Rodgers’s ‘homeopathic therapy doesn’t provide any protection that’s supported by science at all.'”

Prior to being tested positive for COVID-19, Rodgers was seen talking to reporters in press conferences while not wearing a mask throughout the season, which is against the NFL’s protocols for unvaccinated players.

The league has yet to take action and is still conducting its own investigation into the matter.

  • Aaron Rodgers

    Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League . Rodgers played college football for the California Golden Bears,

  • Howard Stern

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  • Green Bay Packers

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