Rodgers stands by remarks, admits being misleading on status
November 10, 2021
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he stands behind the comments he made last week about why he didn't get vaccinated for COVID-19, but acknowledges misleading some people about his status before testing positive.
Rodgers spoke on "The Pat McAfee Show" on YouTube and SiriusXM, four days after discussing on the same outlet his reasons for avoiding a vaccine. Rodgers tested positive Wednesday, was unavailable to play in the Packers' 13-7 loss Sunday at Kansas City and remains quarantined in his Green Bay home.
"I shared an opinion that's polarizing," Rodgers said. "I get it. And I misled some people about my status, which I take full responsibility of, those comments. But in the end, I have to stay true to who I am and what I'm about. I stand behind the things that I said."