Aaron Rodgers is reportedly not happy after news got out that he is unvaccinated against COVID-19.
A league source told Pro Football Talk that Rodgers is privately “furious” after his true vaccine status was outed.
On Wednesday, news of the Packers’ quarterback testing positive for the virus rocked the NFL. In August, Rodgers told reporters he was “immunized” – but after his positive test, he entered the protocol for unvaccinated players.
The reigning NFL MVP has been under fire for accusations that he lied to reporters, or at least tried to mislead them with his “immunized” claim.
Rodgers has yet to address the situation publicly, and reportedly continues to engage with the Packers via Zoom while he’s isolated.
The 37-year-old will be out for a minimum of 10 days, even if he tests negative for the virus, due to his unvaccinated status. He could return in Week 10, when Green Bay plays host to the Seahawks.
Rodgers reportedly opted to receive an alternative “homeopathic treatment” from his personal doctor to raise his antibody level.
It’s unclear when he underwent the treatment, but the quarterback reportedly contacted the NFL to request a review of his alternative treatment to seek approval as a vaccinated player. Though, the NFL and NFLPA jointly agreed that the treatment was not enough to be considered vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Packers and the NFL have been accused of looking the other way when it came to Rodgers, who has done press conferences without a mask – against protocol for unvaccinated players.
Backup Jordan Love, whom the Packers drafted in 2020, will replace Rodgers in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
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