Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t think too much of people prying into his personal life. When Jason Wilde prodded him to talk about the gigantic ring on girlfriend Destiny Newton‘s finger, Rodgers did nothing more than grunt.
“Anything else happen during the bye week?” Wilde of WAUK-AM (540) asked Rodgers after they had talked about attending his brother’s game. “Because boy, oh, boy I sure get a lot of questions on Twitter.”
Rodgers did not answer.
“Nothing?” Wilde said.
Rodgers grunted, indicating he was not interested in talking about the story.
Does that confirm Rodgers is off the market? Historically, when someone in the public eye avoids answering a question like this, it’s because the answer is yes.
If the answer was no, they’d throw out some line like, “I don’t know where all this speculation is coming from. There’s nothing to it!”
So yeah, we’re going with confirmed!
If anyone can find their wedding registry, we’ll buy both them and you something from it.
I still love Rodgers, but I think he is wrong or at least incredibly naive about this The salary he gets makes this part of the bargain. A super bowl and league mvp is not just a player–he is also a celebrity, and obviously a public figure. People WILL take an interest in this.
Quite frankly, any claim he has about privacy is further waived with some of those ridiculous commercials.
He should simply confirm the engagement and move on. This makes him look petty and naive.
There is some line the public shouldn’t cross, just being an NFL QB doesn’t give the world carte blanche to invade your life.
That being said, asking the guy if he’s engaged certainly isn’t unreasonable or invasive, relative to the stature of his position.
That being said, asking the guy if he’s engaged certainly isn’t unreasonable or invasive, relative to the stature of his position
No. it’s not. Of course there are boundaries, but this is not even close.