Newsweek reported this past March that the National Football League was suspending all of its COVID-related protocols.
However, the situation was very different last year when players were under tremendous pressure to get vaccinated. Over the weekend, one football superstar revealed his strategy for dodging the jab.
According to the Daily Wire, Green Bay Packers quarterback and league MVP Aaron Rodgers spoke with podcast host Joe Rogan on Saturday about how members of the press were carrying out “a witch hunt” for the unvaccinated.
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“They were doing this, I called it a witch hunt, where they were asking every single player ‘are you vaccinated?'” Rodgers told Rogan.
“You know, they were asking a bunch of big quarterbacks and some guys were saying, ‘it’s personal’ or whatever,'” the professional athlete recalled.
“I had come to the conclusion that I was going to say, ‘I’ve been immunized,’ and if there was a follow-up, then talk about my process,” he said.
“But I thought there was a possibility that, I say I’m immunized, maybe they understand what that means, maybe they don’t, maybe they follow up. They didn’t follow up.”
Rodgers explained that he is allergic to polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is an ingredient in the mRNA COVID vaccine produced by pharmaceutical giants Moderna and Pfizer.
Rodgers called “a plague rat” for being unvaccinated
“I went on the CDC website and it specifically said ‘if you’re allergic to PEG, we do not recommend getting vaccinated with the mRNA vaccines,'” he noted. What’s more, Rodgers expressed concern over the risk of potential blood clots that come with using Johnson & Johnson’s adenovirus vaccine.
Rodgers eventually became infected with COVID last fall, with Rogan pointing out that he was called “a plague rat” for being unvaccinated.
Yet it has since become common for vaccinated individuals to fall ill with the virus. President Joe Biden announced last month that he was infected despite being fully vaccinated and double boosted.