NFL QB Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Politicians for COVID Hypocrisy

Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had some harsh words for lawmakers breaking their own pandemic policies.  

On a Tuesday episode of The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers called out Governor Gavin Newsom for famously dining out at a packed party without a mask at the ultra-exclusive French Laundry while California residents were ordered to hunker down and restaurants were forced to close.

“Don’t eat out at a restaurant unless you’re wearing a mask and separate ‘oh, here’s a picture of the governor of California violating those rules. Oh, public schools are closed but I can send my kids to a private school in person.’ It’s like, I mean, for us to count on the government to help us out is becoming a joke at this point,” Rodgers told McAfee.  

The star quarterback recently donated 500k to the Barstool fund, created by Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports to help keep small businesses afloat during restrictive pandemic shutdowns.  

“It’s just an amazing deal what they’re doing. I mean, to be able to not only change people’s lives and livelihoods, but to do it in such a timely fashion… I mean the money is going out [in] 24 to 72 hours,” Rodgers gushed.  “I think there was just such a need, if you look around [at] our environment today, it’s not like the government is really helping out anybody in a timely fashion.” 

He praised the Barstool fund for providing significant funds to help struggling people.

“It took forever to figure out how to give six hundred dollar checks away and then may or may not get $2000 at this point, that’s not life-changing money. What Dave and his folks are doing with the Barstool fund is life-changing money it’s sustainability for these people.”  

Rodgers criticized the government’s inaction and criticized the double standard politicians live by while everyday Americans suffer their draconian policies. 

“I think that’s the thing that you gravitate towards the most, is just not having reliance on the government to help you out. Because obviously [they’ve] shown that’s not gonna be the way they’re gonna do it,” he commented. “They’re not even following their own rules. How many people have gotten caught? Don’t travel, don’t leave the state… Oh, here’s so-and-so on a vacation, don’t go get your haircut, oh, here’s so-and-so at a salon.” 

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Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
1 month ago

Thank you Aaron Rodgers. You are a hero on the field, and now on here. It’s about time someone spoke up before the whole NFL goes under. No one I know is watching any more. Damn shame.

Yvette
Yvette
1 month ago

All are taxpayers money has been going to foreign countries for decades, This is BS, That money is ours, It belongs to the American people not to these foreign countries. That is why we have taxes, So in times like these we can help our fellow Americans and not these other damn countries!

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

The rest of the NFL = National Felony League should take a lesson from Aaron

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
1 month ago

This is typical NaziDemocrat behavior. They make the rules, you follow the rules or their Gestapo is gonna’ get you. Read up on how Hitler took power in Germany. Biden is their von Hindenburg. Antifa Black Shirts are their Nazi Brown Shirts. The storming of the Capital was their Reichstag fire. FDR’s Japanese internment camps was their practice Concentration Camps. The cancel culture is silencing any opposition. Who is next? YOU are.

Hunter427
Hunter427
1 month ago

Nice to see you helping others. But you wont be forgiven for your liberal crap pulled on the field.

Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy
1 month ago
Reply to  Hunter427

What “Liberal crap” on the field. Please be more specific. Thanks.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Ok, Rodgers, so you are against all this hypocrisy…so you say. How about when you criticised Drew Breese for his comments about NFL supporting BLM? You threw Drew under the bus and made him retract his comments. Who’s the big bad guy now?

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

What does the Drew Brees situation have to do with white Aaron is talking abou.Drew Brees doesn’t know anything! BLM is Marxist and everybody knows that except you!