Aaron Rodgers made headlines not long ago when he participated in a long and far-reaching interview with Joe Rogan.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback dropped a number of gems during the back-and-forth, but one in particular that stood out was his admission to playing games on Percocet.
Among other things, Aaron Rodgers said that he’s played games on Percocet before, which he later admitted was a bad idea.pic.twitter.com/qRXPUqpGok
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 28, 2022
“[I played] on Percocet,” Rodgers said.
“It was more for pain management, so I wasn’t taking any high dosage, but stupid, ultimately.”
On Wednesday, an old interview featuring Rodgers began to circulate. NFL fans seem to intensely believe it shows one of the outings in which he apparently played while on Percocet.
-10000 this is one of the times Aaron Rodgers played on Percocet
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) August 29, 2022
With social media being what it is nowadays, reactions poured in immediately.
THAT BOY HIGH HIGH https://t.co/AOcy326Ow4
— THE RAW DAWGS PODCAST (@rawdawgspodcast) August 31, 2022
Bruh his second half stats https://t.co/4rVU7RhkSe
— Him Halpert (@AD3____) August 30, 2022
This shit was legendaryYall late as hell https://t.co/qROKD2I97k
— Cristian Alcauter (@SossboyCT) August 30, 2022
Look at his eyes https://t.co/htmOotNLTe
— Jaylen (@LilMexico_Duff) August 30, 2022
Homie high as a kite https://t.co/KQDbLnrEbI
— Nikolan MacKinnonić (@GabeMintz) August 30, 2022
Off a yerc 30 https://t.co/WpO6LSb8Xz
— ### (@_alexdagoat) August 30, 2022
Go to :19 to see said effects kick in https://t.co/uOdPhL1QLt
— (@DillyHendrixx) August 30, 2022
Rodgers has been in the headlines quite a bit this offseason. Between the ‘suspicious’ photos of him that have emerged, his ongoing beef with his own family and his role in the Packers’ decision to trade Davante Adams – it has been one thing after another.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/8LTLyTsX70
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 1, 2022
It will be interesting to see how the 2022-23 NFL season goes for Rodgers. If he plays well and gets the Packers to or near the Super Bowl, a lot of his strange summertime behavior will likely be forgotten.
If Green Bay falters, though – expect increased scrutiny on Rodgers’ offseason weirdness and how it may have played a role.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.