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Tony Romo Sparks Controversy With Aaron Rodgers Comments (Video)

Tony Romo Sparks Controversy With Aaron Rodgers Comments (Video)

Broadcaster Tony Romo rubbed some people the wrong way on Sunday with how he opted to cover the return of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers, who sat out of his team’s prior game due to COVID-19, has been the subject of much criticism over the past week and change.

When he returned to action in the Packers’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, some watching at home felt like Romo did a poor job covering the situation in its entirety.

“I’m glad he did that; I’m glad he took responsibility for that. I’m glad that he said that he misled people,” he said. “…and I think the biggest thing, you know it’s a polarizing issue, but I can promise you he felt the weight of it the last few weeks, it’s something that he’s not thinking about anything else, and it’s been, make no mistake, a very challenging week for him.”

Social media backlash was swift:

This isn’t the first time Romo has found himself on the wrong end of online criticism. You will recall, his joke not long ago about Gisele Bundchen also raised more than a few eyebrows.

Rodgers, meanwhile, admitted after the game that his return was an emotional one.

“A lot of emotions for sure,” he said.

“Good to be back with the guys, good to be back at home, good to be on the field, really. The most emotions from the whole night was probably walking off the field after the game. It definitely got me a little misty. It was good to feel those types of emotions and good to be back with the guys.”

Obviously both Rodgers and his fiancée want to move on from this situation, but it feels like some of the public isn’t ready to let bygones be bygones just yet. How long will the healing process take? Time will tell.

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Carlos Garcia

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