Ross: Leave Aaron Rodgers alone

Nov 8, 2021, 5:56 AM | Updated: Nov 9, 2021, 5:29 am
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Aaron Rodgers (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had to sit out Sunday’s game, now complains he’s being canceled because he seemed to imply he’d been vaccinated even though he wasn’t.

“I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now, so before the final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I’d like to set the record straight on some of the blatant lies,” Rodgers said.

I’m not sure what lies he’s talking about, but I will say that his vaccination status is none of my business and none of your business because we have no contact with Aaron Rodgers. I do think that it’s his employer’s businesses, considering that they’re paying him $22.4 million this year, and I think it’s his teammates’ business because they probably share a considerable number of microdroplets with him. And it’s certainly a concern to Packers fans considering how Jordan Love played yesterday, although, it’s not his fault the kicker missed two field goals.

But I don’t understand what’s got everybody else angry. That he’s a bad example for your kids? First thing you should teach a kid is not to look up to people they know nothing about, no matter how famous they are.

Are you worried he’s feeding the anti-vaxxer movement? I think it’s just the opposite. I think it would motivate more people to get vaccinated. Just in case your coworkers have Aaron Rodgers as a role model.

As for the self-appointed cancelers going after him, I think we’re getting to the point where the cancelers will begin canceling other cancelers so that, with any luck, Facebook will go dark again.

But in Aaron Rodgers’ case, why waste your time? He’s pretty much cancelled himself. The consequences of his decision have fallen squarely on him. His chances for hosting a game show are probably gone. And if, God forbid, his home remedies don’t work, we heard from Dr. Cohen this morning that he has at least a 10% risk of ending up with Long COVID:

“Statistically, that’s correct. I know young people who are around his age who have significant long-term respiratory issues from having contracted COVID. And they would be in no position to play any sort of professional sports — some of them can barely walk up a flight of stairs,” Dr. Cohen said.

But even worse, once he returns, he’ll be playing behind an offensive line which finds itself having to protect a guy who didn’t protect them. And I would not wish that on anyone.

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