MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Friday opened up about his recent COVID-19 diagnosis and accusations that he repeatedly violated NFL COVID-19 protocols for unvaccinated players.
In an interview on the Pat McAfee ShowRodgers said he did not lie about saying he was “immunized” against COVID-19 during his first press conference.
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According to NFL.com, Rodgers received homeopathic treatment from his personal physician to raise his antibody levels. ESPN reported that Rodgers asked the league for an “alternative treatment” he underwent, considered to be fully vaccinated, but the league rejected that request.
He also said that one of the reasons he did not get the vaccination is that he is allergic to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. He said he made a choice that is in his body’s best interest.
Aaron Rodgers on @PatMcAfeeShow said he did not lie at his first press conference when he said he was immunized. He said one of the reasons he did not get the vaccination is that he is allergic to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
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“Some people will respect it, some people will hate it,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers was reportedly “furious” that his vaccination status was leaked after his positive COVID-19 test.
“I’m not an anti-wax, flat earth. I have an allergy to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines. I found a long-term immunization protocol to protect myself, and I’m very proud of the research that went on. into it “~@ AaronRodgers12#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/FDMmI5rZmO
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On accusations of violating COVID-19 protocols, Rodgers said he followed every single protocol except wearing a mask on a podium in front of journalists, which he said is not based on science.
“When every person in the room is vaccinated and wearing a mask, it makes no sense to me,” Rogers said.
As for treating the virus, Rodgers says he takes the advice of popular podcaster Joe Rogan and uses ivermectin, a drug without evidence of being a safe or effective treatment for COVID-19. He also uses monoclonal antibody therapy, zinc, vitamins C and D and “HCQ”, also known as hydroxychloroquine.
The veteran quarterback will miss Sunday’s game due to the positive COVID-19 test. Backup quarterback Jordan Love starts his first career on Sunday.
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“I will not put anything in the sum,” Patricia said after a 14-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, which mathematically eliminated the Lions from battle. “I think we will be focused on this game and try to make sure we analyze this game and where we can get better,” he added. “There are many areas we can work on.” The Lions dropped to 5-9 and will miss the playoffs for the second season in a row, while also guaranteeing a losing record for the first time since a 7-9 finish in 2015. The result was a sign of an injury-free list and a team in transition . Leading rusher Kerryon Johnson missed his fourth game in a row with a knee injury. Detroit also had to deal with a patchwork group of receivers with Marvin Jones on injured reserve, Bruce Ellington out with a hamstring injury and Golden Tate traded to Philadelphia in October. Although Kenny Golladay had a career-best 146 yards reception, Detroit pointed to six of his last possessions by wasting a 13-7 lead in the fourth quarter.
Bills rookie Josh Allen hit the missing rookie receiver Robert Foster for a 42-yard touchdown with 10:26 left. And Allen sealed the win by jumping after a 2-yard win to convert a fourth-and-1 on Detroits 41 with 1:47 left. And the Lions’ usually reliable special teams cost them too. Detroit opened the scoring on Stafford’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Andy Jones, but got an extra point attempt on Don Muhlbach’s bad snap. “Terrible. I was not doing my job right,” Muhlbach said, noting that he had difficulty raising the ball off the ground. “I failed everyone.”
Then, after Foster’s touchdown, Stafford responded by marching the Lions’ 45 yards on the next possession, only to have kicker Matt Prater miss a 48-yard field goal wide on the right. “I do not have an excuse,” said Prater, who came in after hitting his previous 14 field-goal attempts. “You want to get through and play for your team when you get the chance. And it’s frustrating not to.” Patricia said there was plenty of guilt to go around. “There are a lot of situations out there on the field where we could do more to do better to help us win,” Patricia said. “It starts with me. Going out and executing better.”
Although Stafford finished 22 of 29 for 208 yards of passes and a touchdown, the Lions’ offense almost dried up in the second half. Detroit managed just 117 yards offensive and first five downs in the last two quarters. This was especially evident in what turned out to be Detroit’s last possession. The Lions won just 2 yards by going three-and-out in punting from their own 33 with 2:56 left. “We had our chances and opportunities and just didn’t play enough as a team,” Stafford said. “Yes, it’s frustrating. You play this match for the opportunity of the playoffs and a chance to win it all,” he added. “So every time it gets taken from you, it’s disappointing.”
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