Aaron Rodgers is headline NFL news after the Packers QB tested positive for COVID-19 this week, forcing him to miss at least one week and big game against the Chiefs coming up this Sunday.
It’s not just Rodgers contracting COVID, but rather his vaccination status. When asked if he was vaccinated prior to the start of the season, Rodgers said “Yeah, I’m immunized,” implying he has gotten the shot.
Everything since then seemed to also imply he had the shot, including Rodgers not having to wear a mask on the sideline during games or all the time in team facilities, as well as shooting and promoting commercials with his title sponsor, State Farm.
Only problem? If a player isn’t vaccinated, they are explicitly banned from engaging in sponsorship activities, a ploy implemented by the NFL in attempt to persuade all their players to get the shot.
Rodgers appeared in State Farm’s newest commercial, ‘Game show’, which was released in early October.
The Packers and Rodgers could be looking at stiff penalties from the league if they were caught lying about Rodgers’ vaccination status, and if true, this infraction could also have Rodgers in even hotter water,