Quarterback sets the record straight on recent controversy
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has clarified his recent comments regarding late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. In a recent appearance on a podcast, Rodgers denied insinuating that Kimmel would be on a controversial list, a notion that the host vehemently denied.
Attack on Rodgers labeled as misunderstanding
During the podcast interview, Rodgers explained that his comments were misunderstood and that he was unfairly attacked for being labeled as “the anti-vax guy.” He emphasized that his intention was not to imply that Kimmel was on the list.
ESPN and McAfee issue apologies
Following the controversy, ESPN issued an apology for Rodgers’ statement, acknowledging the misunderstanding. Additionally, former NFL punter Pat McAfee, who co-hosts a show with Rodgers, apologized for his involvement in the drama. McAfee expressed regret for any negative association with the show and emphasized their intention to provide an uplifting and entertaining experience for their audience.
McAfee calls out ESPN
In the aftermath of the controversy, McAfee revealed that he felt “canceled by both parties” and accused ESPN of “sabotaging” him and his show. The former punter expressed frustration with the network for exacerbating the situation.
Unveiling of redacted names
Meanwhile, nearly 200 names that were previously redacted from court documents in a lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, former lover and accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, were recently made public. This development follows a federal judge’s order to unseal the documents last month.
Rodgers’ injury and future
It is worth noting that Rodgers, who was traded to the Denver Broncos last year, suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in just his fourth snap with the team. The quarterback’s recovery progress and future plans remain uncertain.
This report includes contributions from Ryan Gaydos and Michael Ruiz of Fox News. For more updates, follow Fox News Digital’s website and subscribe to their newsletter.