2. Aaron Rodgers admitted to purposefully misleading people with ‘immunized’ response
By now, no one who wants to be aware is left in the dark about the “I’m immunized” response. The Packers quarterback was asked about his vaccination status by the media early in the 2021 preseason and offered that reply. But the big revelation from the interview as that Rodgers was being calculated with that response in hopes that he could dodge further questions about it.
“They were doing this, I called it a witch hunt, where they were asking every single player ‘are you vaccinated?’ You know, they were asking a bunch of big quarterbacks and some guys were saying, ‘it’s personal’ or whatever. They didn’t want to talk about their status and it almost guaranteed you weren’t vaccinated, right?” Rodgers said. “So then they were getting ripped. And some guys said “yes, I’m vaccinated” then they’d try to get them to say shit about their teammates who weren’t vaccinated — call their teammates out.
“So I’d been ready the entire time for this question and had thought about how I wanted to answer it. I had come to the conclusion that I was going to say, ‘I’ve been immunized’ and if there was a follow-up, then talk about my process,” Rodgers said. “But I thought there was a possibility that, I say I’m immunized, maybe they understand what that means, maybe they don’t, maybe they follow up. They didn’t follow up.”
Rodgers then went on to say that he knew there was a chance that it would come out eventually and, after he contracted COVID, it obviously did. He then said, “The attempted takedown of me and, you know, my word and my integrity began.”
While it had been speculated upon that Rodgers was being intentional with his word choice when he said “immunized” with hopes of diverting attention away from the fact that he was unvaccinated, he hadn’t outright admitted the purposeful way he went about the situation. So to hear that was quite the shock. Even more so that, even with his calculations, that he soon doubled down on the fact that he isn’t a “liar” for the situation after explaining how he approached it.