Though the very community that broadcasts “The Pat McAfee Present” stated Aaron Rodgers made a “dumb” joke about late-night discuss present host Jimmy Kimmel and the late intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein, the four-time MVP is saying he was taken out of context.
Rodgers made the rounds final month when he stated on the ESPN present that Kimmel would be “really hoping” Epstein’s shopper checklist would not be launched.
It was extensively thought of that the New York Jets quarterback was insinuating Kimmel can be on the checklist, a notion the late-night host vehemently denied.
Nonetheless, Rodgers just lately appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast and stated that was in no way what he meant and that he was attacked for being “the anti-vax man.”
“So, while you have been saying that he doesn’t need that checklist to return out, you weren’t saying that he was on that checklist?” Rogan requested.
“No. No person watched the f–king clip,” Rodgers replied. “That’s why. They only noticed a headline and [were like] ‘Oh, it’s the anti-vax man once more, let’s hammer him.'”
ESPN issued an apology for Rodgers’ “dumb and factually inaccurate” assertion.
McAfee, the previous Indianapolis Colts punter, apologized for “being part of” the drama that happened afterward.
“We clearly don’t like the truth that we’re related to something destructive, ever,” McAfee said. “We like our present to be an uplifting one. A cheerful one. A enjoyable one. However it’s as a result of we discuss s— and attempt to make gentle of the whole lot. Some issues clearly individuals get very p—ed off about, particularly once they’re that severe of allegations.”
“Hopefully, these two will be capable of settle this.”
McAfee later stated he was “canceled by each events” within the aftermath after which referred to as out ESPN for “sabotaging” him and his present.
Almost 200 names beforehand redacted from court docket paperwork in a lawsuit in opposition to Epstein’s former lover and confederate, Ghislaine Maxwell, have been made public after a federal decide in New York ordered their unsealing final month.
McAfee, who additionally started co-hosting “School GameDay” this previous September, just lately signed an $85 million cope with ESPN.
Rodgers was traded to the Jets final 12 months, however he ruptured an Achilles tendon on simply his fourth snap with the crew, inflicting him to overlook the remainder of the season.
Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos and Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.