The Inexperienced Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was required to spend the final 10 days in isolation after testing optimistic for the coronavirus on Nov. 3, is scheduled to start out Sunday in opposition to the visiting Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Area at 4:25 p.m. Jap time.
As with different unvaccinated N.F.L. gamers who take a look at optimistic, Rodgers confronted a obligatory 10-day isolation interval then wanted to be cleared by a staff physician, in session with an unbiased professional, earlier than returning.
In August, Rodgers had initially evaded instantly answering a reporter’s query asking if he was vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, saying solely that he was “immunized.”
However in a Nov. 5 interview, his first public feedback after his optimistic take a look at, Rodgers espoused baseless claims about Covid-19 vaccines and coverings and circulated misinformation about science. He instructed the Pat McAfee Present that his resolution to not get vaccinated put him within the “cross hairs of the woke mob” and in a “cancel tradition casket.” Rodgers, although, later acknowledged he had misled the general public about his standing.
On Tuesday, the N.F.L. fined Rodgers and a teammate, Allen Lazard, $14,650 for violating Covid-19 protocols the league established in tandem with the N.F.L. Participant Affiliation. A video evaluate decided that Rodgers didn’t usually put on masks, as mandated, contained in the Packers’ facility or throughout his information conferences.
Rodgers and Lazard additionally breached protocols by attending a Halloween occasion unmasked. The league fined the Packers $300,000 for not monitoring their conduct.