Star Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers delivered another juicy sound bite on "The Pat McAfee Show" Tuesday afternoon, declaring to his critics that "if science can't be questioned," it's "propaganda."
The future Hall of Famer — who is notably not vaccinated against COVID-19 — also raised eyebrows during his weekly interview on McAfee's show when he blasted the NFL's "two-class system" for vaccinated and unvaccinated players and alleged that "behind closed doors," the league is actually discussing many of the same treatment options that he has championed.
“I do know behind the scenes, this is 100% true, there are many teams who are using or recommending a lot of the same treatments that I got for their players,” Rodgers said. “There are treatments being talked about behind closed doors, but publicly, I don’t understand why we can’t talk about treatments.”
Shortly after, Rodgers slammed the NFL's lack of support for alternative solutions aside from the vaccine, saying, “If science can’t be questioned, it’s not science any more — it’s propaganda."
“That’s the truth," Rodgers said. "When someone comes out with a scientific study, what do they always say? They say it’s a peer review. What does that mean? It means people in the same field have gone through it, questioned the hypothesis, questioned the research, and looked it up to see if this research stands up. That’s what science is all about.”
Rodgers has become the subject of cancel-culture fury in recent weeks ever since news broke that he had contracted the virus and was unvaccinated. The "woke mob" vitriol only increased after the Green Bay Packer revealed that, once infected, he consulted with Joe Rogan and used ivermectin to treat his infection. Rodgers has claimed that he is allergic to some of the ingredients in the mRNA vaccines.
Following his speedy recovery from the virus, Rodgers began to use his voice to scrutinize the NFL and the public health community at large for solely pushing vaccine mandates rather than messaging about general health and well-being and various treatment options for the infected.
Starting this season, the NFL rolled out stringent COVID-19 guidelines for unvaccinated players, subjecting them to daily testing, required mask-wearing, and lengthy forced quarantines upon contraction of the virus. The goal was clearly to coerce players to get vaccinated.
"The one frustration that I have in all of this is that throughout this entire time, there hasn’t been a real conversation around health, as far as giving people things to think about like how to be healthier, as far as your diet, and vitamins and exercise," Rodgers said last week on McAfee's show.
"The other thing that hasn't been talked about is treatments," he added. "I've talked to a lot of friends who had COVID, including Joe [Rogan], and figured out a protocol that I had ready in case I got COVID."
On this Tuesday's show, Rodgers again criticized the NFL for continuing to operate under a "two-class system" and message that unvaccinated players are the ones causing league-wide spread of the pathogen.
"What I don’t understand — it makes no sense to me to continue to spread this narrative that non-vaccinated players are more dangerous or these super-spreaders," Rodgers said. "I don’t understand why there is still this two-class system that exists in our league."
"There are not many unvaccinated guys left in the league, but it's obviously not a pandemic of the unvaccinated. It doesn’t make sense to me we're still punishing non-vaccinated players," he added.
Watch the full interview below:
The Pat McAfee Show | Tuesday December 28th, 2021 youtu.be