Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers took a few hits this week, and it wasn’t on the field. When pressed by the media as to whether or not he was vaccinated, he told them he was “immunized”. The media has since then accused Rodgers of lying.
Aaron Rodgers hit back saying 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.
“I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something,” Rodgers said during a lengthy rebuttal to what he suggested was misinformation reported over the past several days. “Health is not a one-size-fits-all for everybody, and for me, it involved a lot of study in the offseason.”
But amongst all the chaos and hate that Rodgers has received from several high-profile celebrities including Howard Stern and Terry Bradshaw, State Farm has taken a hard stand to back their boy.
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports Monday morning.
“We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view. We recognize our customers, employees, agents, and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State Farm is to support safer, stronger communities. To that end, we encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances.”