Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has revealed how he explained his vaccine status leading up to the infamous August 2021 press conference where he told the media he was “immunized.”
Asked by reporters at training camp last August if he had received the COVID-19 shot, Rodgers described himself as “immunized.”
Reporters didn’t follow up and simply assumed he had received a vaccine, even though Rodgers was simply on doctor-prescribed therapy.
Rodgers’ vaccination status came to light in November 2021 when he tested positive for the coronavirus and was later required to quarantine for 10 days — the minimum amount of time an unvaccinated player is required to quarantine, according to NFL rules.
This resulted in a public whipping of the awakened mob and many media and political figures, including Terry Bradshaw and Howard Stern, among others.
During an appearance on The Joe Rogan podcast, Rodgers explained how he planned to present his status to the media.
Some suggest that Rodgers deliberately misled the media, while others will argue that this is a purely subjective, and flawed, claim.
Aaron Rodgers joined Joe Rogan for a three-hour interview in which he explained his version of events surrounding the admission that he was “immunized” rather than “vaccinated”
The NFL was aware of Rodgers’ status given the exemption he filed – and was ultimately denied – for.
“So I was prepared the whole time for this question and thought about how I wanted to answer it and I came to the conclusion I will say that I’m immunized,” Rodgers told Rogan. his eponymous podcast.
– And if there is a follow-up, then talk about my process, but I thought there was a possibility that I would say that I am immunized, maybe they understand what that means.
– Maybe they don’t, maybe they follow. They did not follow. So, then I go the season them thinking, some of them, that I was vaccinated, right, because the only follow-up they asked was basically asking me to rip my teammates, like, “What do you tell your teammates are” t vaccinated?
Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers face an uncertain 2022 season without star receiver Davante Adams who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders during the offseason.
”As what kind of example do you feel that your teammates are unvaccinated?” I said ‘hey, it’s everyone’s own decision with their body.’
Rodgers was chastised by large segments of the media suggesting that his decision was selfish and hindered the Packers franchise.
However, the reigning back-to-back MVP revealed that those within the organization were fully aware of their status and situation, which included an appeal for a vaccine exemption with the league.
Rodgers’ appeal to the league dates back to early August 2021, according to the Packers’ No. 12 pick.
Rodgers won back-to-back MVPs, the first since Peyton Manning in 2008 and 2009.
“There’s a lot of talk about me compromising my teammates and, you know, I lied to my teammates and my team from the first day I came back, which was July 25, probably, 2021,” Rodgers said.
– They knew where I was, everyone knew. Also, on the side, I would have an appeal with the NFL. Because I said: Look, here are my health problems. Here is the log I went through.
‘Here’s the research behind him, gave them 500 pages of research, from a few people who put together case-review studies around homeopathy, and immunizations and safety in them, and then also the effectiveness of them.’
‘And then I had a conversation with the league and the league said, that’s when I knew my appeal was definitely not going to happen.
The former University of California quarterback threw for 4,115 yards and 37 TDs last season
“Because they said that ‘it is not possible for a vaccinated player person to contract or transmit COVID If they have been vaccinated.’
‘And I said, “you’ve got to be kidding me because I showed up and five people, non-players, five fully vaccinated people are wiped out with COVID. So what are you talking about?”
‘And he said, “you’re a conspiracy theorist,” oh boy. And I said, “no, I just think I’m a realist. I’m just looking at the facts here.”‘
In the aftermath of the initial scandal last year, Rodgers explained why he refused the vaccine.
“I have an allergy to an ingredient that is in the mRNA vaccines,” he said on the Pat McAfee Show. ‘I found a long-term immunization protocol to protect myself and I’m very proud of the research that went into that.’
Rodgers was a staunch advocate of critical thought and a thorn in the side of the awakened mob
‘I strongly believe in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body—not having to conform to some woke culture or crazy group of individuals who say you have to do something.’
Rodgers repeated this notion again to Rogan, further explaining why he could not take the mass-produced vaccines, instead choosing an alternative that did “what the vaccine was supposed to do.”
“I did my research, I think typically speaking because I’m healthy and I take care of myself, getting vaccinated wasn’t on the top of my list,” Rodgers said.
‘But, I wanted to look into it because everyone was doing it and talking about it and trying to be safe and I wanted to make sure I was doing my part if that was what it took to keep me safe. My loved ones safe. My teammates safe.
Rodgers previously said he’s not sure how long he’ll play football, but when he hangs it up, the reigning MVP will “definitely” go out as a member of the Packers.
“At the time, I went on the CDC website and it specifically said ‘if you are allergic to PEG, we do not recommend you get vaccinated with the MRNA vaccinations.’
‘The only other one available was Johnson and Johnson. That was just drawn at the time for blood clots.
‘So I looked at other options which included an immunization process through a holistic doctor.
‘I researched and talked to probably a dozen different doctors. I found a protocol that I thought was the best available.
This involved a two-month process of picking up a diluted strand of the virus. I did what the vaccine was supposed to do. It was a mouthful.’
Rodgers and the Packers open the season at NFC North rivals Minnesota on Sept. 11
Joe Rogan has criticized the vaccine, mandates and lockdowns but insisted in April 2021 that he is “not anti-vax”.
“I said I believe they are safe and I encourage a lot of people to take them,” Rogan said his podcast.
– My parents were vaccinated. I just said I don’t think if you’re a young healthy person you need it.’
Aaron Rodgers surprised the sports world earlier this month by admitting that he used to use the Amazonian psychedelic drug, ayahuasca.
“I had a magical experience with the feeling of 100 different hands on my body giving a blessing of love and forgiveness for myself and gratitude for this life from what seemed to be my ancestors,” Rodgers told Aubrey Marcus about his podcast.
His on-field performances were supposedly helped with back-to-back MVP seasons following the trip.
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” said Rodgers. – I really don’t. I don’t really believe in coincidences at this point. It is the universe bringing things to happen when they are supposed to happen.
“There are signs and synchronicities all around us all the time, if we are awake enough to see them and accept them and listen to our intuition when it speaks to us or knocks us on the head saying, “Hey, fake, this is it. what you have to do.”