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Cris Collinsworth Sparks Outrage With Aaron Rodgers Comments (Video)

Cris Collinsworth Sparks Outrage With Aaron Rodgers Comments (Video)

NBC Sports broadcaster Cris Collinsworth rubbed some fans the wrong way on Sunday night over his coverage of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers, whose battle with COVID-19 captivated the nation last month, has been the topic of much condemnation ever since the incident occurred.

Collinsworth chose a different route.

Rather than condemn Rodgers, the NBC Sports broadcaster decided to praise him.

“Have you seen a guy, and in particular this year, be more honest about everything,” Collinsworth said. “You may not agree with everything he says, but we have heard from the beginning of this entire season exactly what he thinks about everything.”

Naturally, that didn’t sit well with folks on social media.

At the core of the issue regarding Rodgers’ “honesty” is the fact that at one point he said he had been “immunized” against COVID-19. Everyone took that to mean he was vaccinated. When he came down with COVID-19, it later came out that he hadn’t been vaccinated and that he had achieved his self-described immunization by some other means.

Given that Rodgers’ fiancée is a self-confessed creator of her medicines, folks didn’t put much stock into his own means of attaining immunization.

Collinsworth isn’t the first NFL broadcaster to land in hot water over his take on Rodgers. Not long ago, Tony Romo came under fire for something similar.

Clearly both Rodgers and his fiancée want to move on from this whole ugly fiasco, but it feels like a lot of the general public isn’t ready to let bygones be bygones.

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Anthony Amador

A recent graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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