Aaron Rodgers calls out darkness retreat report in latest anti-media tirade (NSFW)

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is yet again the talk of the offseason this year and recently had some harsh words for the media.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t hold back on the NFL media after a false report came out about Rodgers starting his darkness retreat on Monday.

On Tuesday’s episode of the Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers refuted the claim that his darkness retreat began on Monday, saying instead that he will go into isolation at the end of this week.

Rodgers earlier stated that he would go on such a retreat after the Super Bowl without specifying a date. It seems some reporters around the league assumed he would start on Monday of this week, but the long-time Packers quarterback criticized them all for spreading lies.

Rodgers seemed more prickly than usual on McAfee’s show, showing up in a well-worn tee with some scruff on his chin wagging his finger at Ian Rapoport, Adam Schefter, and the rest of the NFL media.

He said:

"“I think Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport are really good at their jobs, but when it comes to me they don’t know shit. They don’t have people in my inner circle. And anybody who would talk to them is not in my inner circle.”"

Aaron Rodgers bashes NFL media for false report about darkness retreat

Yikes. If Rodgers is trying to retire this offseason, he’s doing a good job at severing ties with the media.

After losing out on the playoffs this past season, Rodgers will contemplate his future in 2023 and beyond with a variety of options on the table. Before he makes a final decision, he said he would go on a self-imposed darkness retreat, which makes his whole situation a lot weirder.

When Tom Brady contemplated retirement, he consulted his ex-wife for advice.

Rodgers, notoriously estranged from his family, was of course going to do no such thing and instead opted for one of the zaniest solutions possible. On Tuesday, he and Pat McAfee spoke about everything from going to the bathroom in the dark during this retreat to whether he will end his career in Green Bay.

Rodgers and McAfee joking and chumming around like old friends strikes a harsh contrast to Rodgers’ seething comments about the reporters around the NFL who are not in his “inner circle,” and one has to assume that McAfee will be the most reliable source on any Rodgers information from here on out.

At least when Rodgers starts his darkness retreat, the constant frenzy of rumors surrounding his future will die down and the NFL community should finally enjoy some quiet time, even if it’s just for four days.

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