Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back in the news again.
After an interview with Joe Rogan on his podcast, Rodgers revealed some very troubling things.
From his story about his disagreement about the NFL’s vaccine policy to the use of drugs, Rodgers laid everything out.
What he revealed is a major issue for the NFL, regardless of how you feel about him.
So what are the red flags Rodgers is raising after speaking his mind with Joe Rogan?
Rodgers Claims NFL Sent Someone To Pressure Players Into Getting Vaccinated
Rodgers claims the NFL sent a “stooge” to pressure NFL players to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
He’s said this on Pat McAfee’s podcast as well.
But with Rogan’s podcast, he went into deep details about what happened.
While some believe this issue is dead, Rodgers is breathing life back into it.
I'd like to personally thank @AaronRodgers12 for dredging up a dead issue and making one of the last two Sundays before the season begins all the more peaceful and relaxing.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 28, 2022
However, if what he says is true about this pressure, it’s an alarming issue.
But if the league was pressuring players to get the COVID-19 vaccination, why didn’t they suspend Rodgers for refusing vaccination?
While players shouldn’t be forced to go against their beliefs, the league could have easily suspended Rodgers to turn him into an example.
With Rodgers escaping a suspension, it could raise some doubts into his belief the NFL was forcing players to take the vaccine.
However, there are more troubling things Rodgers revealed.
Rodgers Admits To Taking Percocet While Playing Games
Coming off the heels of Rodgers’ admission of using ayahuasca, Rodgers admitted he played games while on percocet.
Among other things, Aaron Rodgers said that he’s played games on Percocet before, which he later admitted was a bad idea.pic.twitter.com/qRXPUqpGok
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 28, 2022
While he was using the drug for pain management, it’s troubling that he was playing games while using the drug.
However, Rodgers reflected on how taking percocet was a bad idea for him.
But it doesn’t make the issue acceptable, as taking percocet while playing could have led to a disaster on the field.
Rodgers also spoke out against the drug policy of the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers QB spoke about how he supports things like CBD and natural remedies over drugs like percocet.
However, there’s one thing everyone should take from everything we’ve seen lately with the Packers QB.
NFL Treats Rodgers Like The Golden Child
The Packers QB hasn’t faced a suspension for anything he’s now admitting to.
However, players who get positive tests for using PEDs see long suspensions.
So wait…Ayahuasca and DMT are not banned substances? Yet Hopkins has trace amounts of PED's and Gordon has weed and they get suspended or banned? Da fug? So is this allowed outside of season or is it while under contract?
— LeroyMcCoy (@CoyLeroy) August 4, 2022
With ayahuasca being a banned substance to take in the United States, it’s strange that the four-time MVP can get away with taking the substance in another country.
This makes the NFL appear as if they are playing favorites with the veteran quarterback.
If he’s the golden child of the NFL, then nothing he does will ever cause him to face a suspension.
That’s not a good thing for the NFL and their image, as they already are having issues with another quarterback they’ve suspended.
Rodgers’ admissions damage the NFL’s policy towards all players, as he walks away from this a free man.