Aaron Rodgers has been dominating the headlines ever since it was revealed he was engaged to Shailene Woodley, and things have only gotten crazier as of late, but the Green Bay quarterback isn’t interested in having to “defend” himself anymore, especially now that he’s fully committed to playing football this season. During the Tuesday, September 21 interview of The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers hit back at recent critics questioning his dedication to the sport:
“It’s absolute horseshit to give people a platform who have no idea what they’re talking about as far as my mental state and my focus, my work habits—people who are not in my life or I’ve not had communication with them or not in the locker room,” Rodgers said. “That’s just chickenshit. It’s so ridiculous that people can get a platform to do this.”
“Most people don’t use their platform to defend themselves,” the quarterback added. “I don’t think I need to defend myself to people who aren’t worth spending time on.” Rodgers appeared to be hinting at the criticism he faced following the week 1 loss.
Most of the backlash stems from his retirement talk, after he skipped out on offseason training, choosing instead to spend time with his fiancée Shailene Woodley in Hawaii.
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For Aaron it supposedly wasn’t about money, but more about input.
“I think what basically happened is they said, ‘We’ll give you some money now,’” he told reporters at the time, according to Us Weekly. “‘Let’s see if we can throw some money at you.’ I said from the start it wasn’t about the money.”
“To me, it was bigger than this,” he said. “It was about trying to be a resource for the organization that I care about and love so much.” Clearly, Rodgers’ love of the game is still there—and as he said on Tuesday, he won’t bother to “defend” himself against those who can’t see it!
Shailene Woodley was also getting dragged pretty good following the week one loss.
This is what Twitter does best, and you know as long as Rodgers loses, expect his fiance to get thrown under the bus time and time again..
It’s only a matter of time before Rodgers sails off into the sunset with his fiancé right by his side…