You know the story. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t speak to his family.
It was came to light in reality TV dramatic fashion when his brother Jordan was on The Bachelorette. A brighter light was shined on that when Bleacher Report (of all sources) published an extensive and salacious story detailing how Rodgers has pretty much disregarded everyone he once knew.
Aaron’s father, Ed, uttered the seemingly telling words: fame can change you.
Nonetheless, Aaron Rodgers has been playing some of the best football of his career. So we didn’t really have any interest in dredging up any of this stuff.
It isn’t the offseason when we have to pull stories out of our butt crack everyday.
But the national and celebrity media doesn’t want to stop prying into this.
First, the New York Times — the venerable institution of journalistic excellence (once upon a time) — did a story on Rodgers’ rift with his family over the weekend. For the most part, it said nothing different than the original BR report did — Rodgers is STILL estranged from his family.
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Thusly, we pretty much ignored it.
It’s getting harder to ignore, though.
The fact is, Aaron Rodgers is a celebrity. This crap is going to happen.
He became a celebrity as soon as he started dating the fame-hungry Munn.
He’s a poor man’s Tom Brady. Plays for a much better team, but isn’t quite with a supermodel, is he?
Sorry — excuse the egregious shot at his trollop…
So of course People had to have another non-story about Rodgers and his family. Here’s their money quote, which is so non-Trent.
“Aaron has never wanted want to air this out in a public forum. He’s going through great precautions not to make things worse,” a source close to the NFL star tells PEOPLE. “You’re not going to see him on Oprah crying about all of this. He will deal with his family issues privately.”
Oh, sorry! Did I not capitalize every letter of your very important magazine properly!?
Of course, we know this. Rodgers has always refused to discuss his family situation. The Rob Demovskys of the world don’t even ask about that stuff anymore.
But it’s in the sports media nonetheless. Here’s a clip from today’s First Take.
And actually, that’s the most logical thing that’s been said on the matter.
Family is family. That shit shouldn’t be public or open for scrutiny.
But that’s what you get when you’re a big-time celebrity, I guess. Rodgers has suggested how much he loves the life before.
So he’ll have to roll with it.
And we greatly hope rolling with it involves completely ignoring it, so the table has 10 leaves in it, rather than just eight.
Let me say this. His father Ed is a fucking dumb fuck and can go fuck himself. STeven A. Smith. Fucking nailed it.
ED RODGERS….YOU FUCKING BITCH. YOU GIVE THIS INTERVIEW DURING THE PLAYOFFS? YOU BETTER HOPE YOU NEVER RUN INTO ME IN A DARK ALLEY MOTHERFUCKER.
FUCK YOU CUNT!
Write that article Monty entitled “Ed Rodgers you’re a cunt”
It’s intensifying because Rodgers is trending in the news because of his football accomplishments, and the New York times wanted to capitalize on it so they went and talked to Rodgers Daddy at his workplace.
So then of course……the other media outlets pick the crumbs off the floor and keep the story going.
This “new” story reminds us that Rodgers hasn’t spoken to his family, and that Olivia maybe the cause.
So, below, i listed all the new things that we learned from this story.
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I’m a lil worried about our Lady friend from the west. She hasn’t been around and it would be nice if someone could do a welfare check on her.
I know i told her she should put herself out of her misery. But surely she knew that i just meant she should stop watching the vikings.
It was a good list and very indicative of ALL the thoughts and information rushing around in Mordy’s (Mordecai/PF4L) mind.
“He became a celebrity as soon as he started dating the fame-hungry Munn.” = Mordi
Wasn’t that in 2014?
I’m probably wrong, but didn’t he become a celebrity in the 2010 Super Bowl.
Being regarded as one of the best QB’s in the league?
Winning a SB MVP.
Winning a league MVP having the best season in NFL history?
Did he have any commercials before 2014?
What’s next…Aaron had nothing to do with Jordan being in Pitch Perfect?
Or…We should be “lucky” that McCarthy made Rodgers into an Elite QB?
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The bad part is even IF they manage to beat the Falcons, this shit won’t end during the Super Bowl media day. He could fix it by purchasing a block of tickets for his family and showing/ telling the media he invited them to the big game.
If Rodgers gets questioned at media day about his parents, I hope he pulls out his former Cal teammates…”I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”
What the hell happened?
How did we go from 4-6, to talking about media day at the Super Bowl?
Lol… Aaron Rodgers happened.
Anythings possible i guess.
That moment when Stephen A. Smith is the voice of reason in the room…
I have to say good for you Rogers
And yes Family is family we all have them times when we can’t stand some of are family if any of them I have 2 people i can say i talk to every day other then that my brother and sister my so called dad I don’t have time for that crap ever
You keep doing what your doing let the haters hate no matter what the situation is who the person is or what has happened you are the one that are with that person therefore it is you and only you that should be able to control what is going on in your life
Rodgers being the class act that he is, we’re only gonna hear one side of this story. The media loves it because they can endlessly speculate and write articles about nothing. Personally, I’d bet my life savings this is about someone in his family trying to hit him up for money.
Aaron Rodgers, contrary to PF4L/Mordecai/Monty (all the same person — LITERALLY), is not taking the “high road” in his treatment of family.
He ostracizes and disowns his family, refuses to talk to them, and that is the “high road”? What the Hell is the low road? Kill them?
Now, neither he nor his family has said why he will not speak to them. But, in the minds of the Packer fans Aaron is taking the “high road” and is a “class act” while is family become the villains.
If this was one family member I’d agree there is a good chance that person was hitting him up for money or has it coming. Fame not only changes the person who becomes famous it can also change the agenda of people around the famous person. Being “famous” myself I know this firsthand. However, this is an entire family disowned as well as all former classmates and friends. What-WHAT? Do you really think all of them — ALL of them — did something offensive beyond forgiveness all at the same time? Quite a few years after the famous person became famous? If you believe that you are a fool.
Those who say that Aaron is being a class act or is taking the high road are operating under the assumption that all of Aaron’s family and all of his old friends and classmates all, all of them, all at once, did something unforgivable and Aaron is being classy and taking the high road not revealing all of their terrible transgressions to the press.
By far the most likely scenario is that Aaron must be silent because he cannot justify his treatment and disowning of them by relating actual facts.
Putting 2+2+2 together and coming up with 6 I can tell you what appears to be the most likely case here:
Aaron could not conceal his homosexual nature or the fact Olivia is a beard if he continued interactions with his family and friends. So, surgically and ruthlessly, Aaron coldly cut them out. He likely lies to himself that this affords him the opportunity to make more money in endorsements (that part is true) and that with that money he will someday more than make it up to them.
PS Olivia brings her hairdresser with her on trips to meet with Aaron. Have you seen that guy? Obviously gay. Have you seen Olivia’s hair? You really think she has a full time paid hairdresser? For her “hair”?
(Now, before all this gets purposely misconstrued by PF4L/Mordecai/Monty — all LITERALLY the same person — I have no problem with gays, homosexuals, lesbians at all in any way. I am totally fine with Aaron being gay. I am totally fine with Olivia’s hairdresser being gay. I am totally fine with Aaron’s former personal assistant (the first person Aaron hugged following the Super Bowl win) also being gay. All good. More chicks for me (actually not because I am very happily married — and have two lovely daughters). Anyone knows it has now been proven to be genetic. May as well be upset someone has red hair or higher than average IQ. The person with a problem with gays, oddly enough, is Aaron even though he IS gay. How weird is THAT?)
It’s so adorable that none of you have any idea what this is about. In a few years, when it becomes public, the Pack’s PR department should get some kind of award.