Aaron Rodgers Apologizes For 'Misleading' the Public Over His COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Aaron Rodgers Apologizes For ‘Misleading’ the Public Over His COVID-19 Vaccination Status

The Green Bay Packers have put their notable quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the bench ever since he tested positive for COVID-19.

In his time spent on the sidelines, he has been the subject of criticism since he initially said he had been immunized from the virus, yet it was revealed he had not received a vaccination. Upon reflection, the NFL star has decided to apologize for handing out misleading information.

Aaron Rodgers Apologizes For 'Misleading' the Public Over His COVID-19 Vaccination Status
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During his appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show”, Rodgers confirmed his negative vaccination status. Rather than going about a typical route to immunity, the quarterback began taking ivermectin. After he faced scrutiny from fans around the country, he additionally found himself in the midst of a podcast with notable host, Joe Rogan, in which he discussed being a victim of the “woke mob”.

Despite all of this, Rodgers returned to “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday and apologized for revealing information that was slightly deceiving. “I made some comments that people might have felt were misleading and to anybody who felt misled by those comments, I take full responsibility for those comments,” the 37-year-old said.

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Aaron Rodgers Apologizes For 'Misleading' the Public Over His COVID-19 Vaccination Status
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Aaron Rodgers concedes that he was misleading and discusses returning to Green Bay

Continuing to acknowledge his wrongdoing, the football player stated, “I shared an opinion that is polarizing, I get it. And I misled some people about my status which I take full responsibility of, those comments.”

“But in the end, I have to stay true to who I am and what I’m about and I stand behind the things that I said,” he additionally included while discussing the controversy on the talk show. “And I have a ton of empathy for people who have been going through the worst part of this pandemic.”

Then, the NFL player opened up about what it’s been like after being away from his team while he took time to recover from the illness. If everything goes as planned, the athlete will take to the field during the game against the Seattle Seahawks.

“I’m excited about feeling better, I’m excited about moving forward and hopefully getting back with my team and getting back to doing what I do best and that’s playing ball,” Rodgers shared.

He additionally included the sentiments, “It’s been tough to be away from it. I’ve been obviously dealing with the COVID and I feel like I’m on the other side of it thankfully and thankful to still be able to have something to look forward to this weekend.”

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