Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, famously lied to the public back in August about being vaccinated against COVID-19.
When the truth about his immunization status came to surface after he contracted the viral pathogen, the NFL star was lambasted by a slew of critics–including major personalities like retired Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw and radio host Howard Stern.
However, a recent comment defending Rodgers made by NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth had many social media users completely gobsmacked.
Following the Packers’ victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Collinsworth praised Rodgers and called him an "honest" guy while speaking to his colleague and sportscaster, Al Michaels.
“I mean, have you seen a guy, and in particular this year, be more honest about everything?”
“You may not agree with everything he says, but we have heard from the beginning of this entire season exactly what he thinks about everything.”
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People online were dumbfounded by Collinsworth's adoration for Rodgers, and they posted GIFs and clips depicting his loyalty to the anti-vaxxer quarterback.
This "honest" NFL star deceived the public about getting vaccinated and was also slammed for spreading vaccine misinformation –including promoting the use of Ivermectin, a livestock dewormer drug that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not authorize for use against COVID-19.
Rodgers reportedly sought counsel on combating the virus from comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan, who has no medical background and used Ivermectin himself when he contracted COVID-19.
Rodgers said on SiriusXM's The Pat McAfee Show:
"I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke-culture-crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something."