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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers blasts Pelosi, Newsom for hypocrisy in COVID lockdowns

“I mean, they put these rules in place. They’re not even following their own rules.”

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In a time where politics seems to intertwine its way into every corner of society, even the NFL has found itself getting political. 

Last year, the league made an attempt at a more progressive stance in support of social justice, which came as a shock to longtime fans. 

The NFL did so not because of a sudden political enlightenment, but because in today’s day and age, the left is right and the right is wrong. 

But, not all its players are falling into the trap. 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers blasted Democratic politicians like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and California Governor Gavin Newsom for their hypocrisy in forcing economic shutdowns for everyone but themselves. 

They were “not even following their own rules,” he said. “I mean, how many people have gotten caught?” 

Rodgers spoke on the Pat McAfee Show about his $500,000 donation to the Dave Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which has been sending relief to small businesses struggling to keep their heads above water.

“I’ve been following El Presidente on social media for a while. I’ve enjoyed his takes on many different things. And when he got kind of challenged, I was wondering how he would respond. Initially it was, ‘here’s $500,000, you take it, you figure how to go with the money.’ That changed pretty quickly into him and his folks there figuring out how to get the money out. It’s just an amazing deal, what they’re doing, to be able to not only change people’s lives and livelihoods, but to do it in such a timely fashion,” he said. 

“I think there was such a need,” he added. “If you look around our environment today, it’s not like the government is really helping anybody out in a timely fashion. I mean, they took forever to figure out how to give $600 checks away, and then you  know may or may not get to $2,000 at this point.” 

Rodgers slammed Pelosi and Newsom for not practicing what they preach. 

“I mean, they put these rules in place. They’re not even following their own rules. I mean, how many people have gotten caught? ‘Don’t travel. Don’t leave the state.’ Oh, here’s so-and-so on a vacation. Oh, here’s so-and-so at a salon. ‘Don’t eat out at a restaurant unless you’re wearing a mask and separate.’ Oh, here’s a picture of the governor of California violating those rules. Oh, public schools are closed, but I can send my kids to a private school in person,” he said.  

“For us to count on the government to help us out is becoming a joke at this point,” he urged. 

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