The NFL is firing back at Aaron Rodgers over some comments he made on Friday afternoon.
During his interview with Pat McAfee, Rodgers claimed that an NFL doctor told him that vaccinated people had zero chance of contracting or spreading Covid when he contacted the league about getting an exemption.
Aaron Rodgers says an NFL doctor told him that it’s impossible for vaccinated people to get COVID or spread it. pic.twitter.com/5i5ml5VAht
— Matt Johnson (@MattJ_Sports) November 5, 2021
The NFL strongly denied Rodgers ever spoke to a league doctor about Covid and implied that he was lying..
Reached for comment, the NFL denied the claim, strongly.
No doctor from the league or the joint NFL-NFLPA infectious disease consultants communicated with the player,” the NFL said in a statement issued to PFT. “If they had, they certainly would have never said anything like that.”
That’s a tactful way of saying that Rodgers isn’t telling the truth. (Again.)
From the NFL on Aaron Rodgers regarding the claim a doctor said vaccinated can't get/spread COVID: "No doctor from the league or the joint NFL-NFLPA infectious disease consultants communicated with the player. If they had, they certainly would have never said anything like that."
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 5, 2021
According to a league source, no doctor for the NFL or the joint NFL/NFLPA infectious disease consultants communicated with Aaron Rodgers about his attempt to be considered the equivalent of vaccinated under the protocols.
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) November 5, 2021
Already rebuttals coming.
Per a source, Rodgers not only never talked to a league doctor during his application for an exemption that was submitted by the team’s medical staff, but also the player’s name was never included. The process started w/ an anonymous request from the GBP
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 5, 2021