Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he didn't lie, details decision to not get vaccinated
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he did not lie when discussing his vaccination status, has followed almost all protocols for unvaccinated players and explained his reasoning for not getting one of the traditional COVID-19 vaccines before this season.
Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, is considered unvaccinated by the NFL and NFL Players Association and is in a 10-day minimum quarantine that will keep him out of the Packers' game Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs.
In a 46-minute appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show," Rodgers said he is allergic to an ingredient in two of the three approved vaccines -- the ones produced by Moderna and Pfizer, known as mRNA vaccines. He confirmed that he underwent a treatment designed to raise his immunity and appealed to the NFL to be considered vaccinated but lost that appeal.