Hey, do you remember when Aaron Rogers Did you get in trouble with just about everyone because of your COVID-19 vaccination status?
Let’s do a quick recap: After the NFL star said he was “immunized” against the new coronavirus in August 2021, he tested positive in November of that year and later revealed that, in fact, he was not vaccinated.
During a long interview in The Pat McAfee Show that month, Rodgers too said he wouldn’t “accept a woke culture or a bunch of crazy people saying you have to do something” about getting vaccinated.
The reaction was quick and it also lasted for a while. After he and Shailene Woodley broke up and ended her engagement earlier this year, he publicly apologized to her and “my loved ones” for her comments about COVID-19.
Now, a year after his initial “immunization” comments, Aaron continues to reflect on how he spoke about his own unvaccinated status.
In a recent episode of The Joe Rogan ExperienceAaron reflected on how he “misled” people when he made his initial comments.
“I had been ready the whole time for this question and had thought about how I wanted to answer it,” he explained while talking about the thought process behind his opening statement.
“And I came to the conclusion that I’m going to say, ‘I’ve been immunized.’ And if there’s a follow-up, then talk about my process.”
“But, [I] I thought there’s a chance it says ‘I’m immunized,’ maybe they understand what that means, maybe they don’t,” he continued. “Maybe they followed up. They didn’t follow up.”
“So, I go to the season [with] them thinking, some of them, that I was vaccinated”.
Aaron also admitted that “I knew at some point that if I got COVID or word got out, because it’s the NFL and there’s leaks all over the place, I might have to answer the questions.”
of course that’s all exactly what happened, and Aaron also briefly discussed the consequences of his misleading comments.
“That’s when the shit storm hit,” he said, “because now I’m a liar, I’m endangering the community, my teammates, all these people. And the attempted takedown of me and, you know , my word and my integrity began.”
“So, that was difficult.”