In the wake of the nearly universal media condemnation of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, BlazeTV host Jason Whitlock took aim at one particular critic: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
On the Fox Sports NFL pregame show Sunday, Bradshaw accused Rodgers of lying about his COVID-19 vaccine status and then catching the virus.
"I'd give Rodgers some advice: It would've been nice if he'd have just come to the Naval Academy and learn how to be honest," Bradshaw said from a temporary set at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. "Because that's what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone," he added.
Rodgers has been under fire since he tested positive for COVID on Wednesday after saying in August that he is "immunized."
"Bradshaw's rebuke of Rodgers made news everywhere. Bradshaw's cohorts at Fox Sports joined their senior colleague in criticizing Rodgers, who missed Sunday's game while recovering from COVID and following NFL protocols. The Fox Sports gang served as an exclamation point to ESPN's week-long condemnation of the reigning league MVP," began Jason on the latest episode of "Fearless."
"Rodgers is universally hated because he misled the public about his personal health. Rodgers' alleged 'lie' did not harm anyone as far as we know. He didn't pass the coronavirus to a teammate, a secretary, a janitor, a cheerleader, or an assistant coach. He duped the media. That's his crime," Jason argued.
"Kaepernick contributed to a false narrative about policing. He helped foster the lie that American police officers are wildly and randomly killing large numbers of black men during routine stops. Kaepernick increased America's racial divide and politicized the lone area of American culture — sports — that had been relatively free of political polarization," he added.
Jason went on to compare Bradshaw's comments about Rodgers to those he has made about polarizing quarterback Colin Kaepernick in recent years, concluding that "we live in a society defined by the lies supported on social media."
"In this country, medical conditions and procedures were intended to remain private between a doctor and a patient. In a year's time, COVID hysteria erased a long-held standard related to medical privacy. AIDS didn't erase medical privacy. COVID, a disease with a 99 percent survival rate, erased medical privacy," he said.
Former Missouri Tiger wide receiver T.J. Moe joined the show to explain the widespread perception athletes have of COVID and Rodgers' comments about the vaccines.
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