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.
Thanks for the update! Great work!
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.