The shock jock radio host Howard Stern is calling for the NFL to fire Aaron Rodgers after the Green Bay Packers star was revealed to be unvaccinated when he tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Rodgers has come under fire in the days since then due to the fact that he had said back in August that he was “immunized” against COVID-19 when asked if he had been vaccinated.
“I was so worked up over the weekend about this f–king Aaron Rodgers of the NFL. I don’t even know where to begin with that story,” Stern said on Monday, according to US Weekly . “I mean, this f–king guy. I don’t watch football, sorry. I’m not a big fan. I know the guy’s a real good football player. That’s why they put up with his bulls–t.”
“If there was decency in this world, I would throw this guy out of the football league so fast [for] what he did to his fellow teammates,” he continued. “And, you know, bravo [to] Terry Bradshaw for what you said and everyone else who’s got half a brain in this country. But this f–king guy, they should throw him out of the league so fast. … Come on, dude, really?”
Stern was referring to the fact that Bradshaw was quick to condemn Rodgers after he tested positive.
“I’ll give Rodgers some advice: It would be nice if he came to the Naval Academy and learn how to be honest,” Bradshaw said. “Learn not to lie because that’s what you did, Aaron.”
“We are a divided nation politically,” Bradshaw continued, according to Daily Mail . “We are a divided nation on COVID-19 — whether or not to take the vaccine — and, unfortunately, we got players that pretty much only think about themselves, and I’m extremely disappointed in the actions of Aaron Rodgers.”
Despite the backlash he has received, Rodgers has stayed strong and stood by his actions.
“It wasn’t some sort of ruse or lie. It was the truth. … I’m somebody who’s a critical thinker. I march to the beat of my own drum,” Rodgers said on Friday. “I believe strongly in bodily autonomy, [in the] ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something.”
“It was not something the league didn’t know about,” he continued. “The league was fully aware of it upon my return to the Packers. … My medical team advised me that the danger of having an adverse event [to the vaccination] was greater than getting COVID and recovering.”