Aaron Rodgers Hasn't Spoken To His Family In 2 Years, But Don't Let That Trick You Into Thinking He's A Bad Guy
LBS- One source, who was close to Rodgers for years but is among the many who have since been cut off by Rodgers entirely, said the quarterback has not spoken to his family since December 2014. Don’t feel too bad, J-Mike. Immediate family members don’t even have his cellphone number. When Mom and Dad sent Christmas presents to the quarterback and his girlfriend that year, the source said, those gifts were mailed back in February. He was set to be the groomsman in the wedding of one of his closest friends, the source said, and texted the day before he couldn’t attend.
He didn’t attend his grandfather’s funeral—the same grandfather he once called before every game.
He fired a business manager he’s known since high school.
The family was told they were no longer welcome in Green Bay. If Dad wants to attend a game now, he buys tickets on StubHub or goes through another player’s family.
Oh, come on! Not this again. More stories that paint Aaron Rodgers in a negative light? Is this guy every going to be given the benefit of the doubt?
So he completely ignores the existence of his immediate family. Big deal. Does that automatically make someone a shitty human being? You probably shouldn't miss your grandfather's funeral, but think about how many times gramps tried to inconvenience with him with post-game chats. You'd skip the celebration of that old, dead bastard's life too if he always annoying you by wanting to keep in touch and show that he cared. Little bit of a weird move to return Christmas presents to the sender, but who hasn't opened a package from family and had the urge to say "I don't want this shit, nor do I care enough to return it"? Aaron Rodgers is basically a pioneer for not just sending a disingenuous "thank you!" text and encouraging the repeated giving of half-assed gifts. I'll admit, I don't know why he went off the grid with his entire inner circle, but on the flip side he's never not returned one of their phone calls. Bet you can't say the same.
You want to play the blame game? How come now one ever points the finger his 'Bachelorette' brother? I bet Jordan caused this whole rift between Aaron and everyone - besides Olivia Munn - who has ever loved him. Personally, I don't see why a ridiculously public figure wouldn't be so upset by his brother's attempt to share an iota of spotlight that he would cut all communication with every single person in his life that he doesn't happen to be fucking.
I guess what it comes down to is that I am really tired of seeing such a great guy and awesome teammate get the short end of the stick. On the field or off the field, it feels like he's always biting the bullet for someone. Whether it be his lackluster receivers, his forever leaky offensive line, his incompetent coaches, or his lifelong friends that selfishly expect him to honor his commitment to be in their wedding parties - Aaron Rodgers always seems to play the role of the bad guy.
I mean, have you ever listened to the analysts during a Packers game?!? It's just never-ending chatter about how Aaron Rodgers mopes and bitches after every incomplete pass. All they talk about is how goddamn stupid people were for trying to call him the "football equivalent of Michael Jordan". It's a constant Rodgers roast and I, for one, am sick of it. Why can't we - as a whole - blindly accept that he's a totally zany, likable dude that might be the greatest football player to ever wear a helmet despite doing very little - of late - to earn any of that praise?
P.S. Olivia Munn must be smuggling the goddamn secret garden between her legs, because Aaron Rodgers literally lit the rest of his social life on fire as soon as he entered it. Symbolism on a hundred, thousand, trillion...