Aaron Rodgers lashes out at Jimmy Kimmel and the media after Jets QB’s Jeffrey Epstein comments on ESPN

The New York Jets quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, didn’t get to play again in the 2023 NFL season. Gang Green’s high hopes after securing him via a trade from the Green Bay Packers ended in smoke. The signal-caller has been a regular in the stadium to boost his team’s optimism before they got out of the playoff run.

Rodgers has recently hit the headlines since returning to the Jets practice squad. Besides his connection with play, the QB has been in the limelight throughout the season due to his frank comments on the Pat McAfee show. The veteran sparked controversy several times due to his remarks on the show. One of such recent debates arose regarding his comment on the popular late night show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Aaron Rodgers brutally claps back at Jimmy Kimmel

Aaron Rodgers took advantage of his weekly visit on The Pat McAfee Show to talk about the ongoing friction between him and Jimmy Kimmel that has resulted from their previous interactions.

The latest bout in this ongoing feud ignited after A-Rod marked Kimmel’s connection to the infamous Epstein associates’ list. The candid remark prompted the late night show host to suggest legal action against the NFL star. Following this, McAfee issued an apology the next day, recognizing the gravity of Rodgers’ comments.

On a recent episode of “Pat McAfee Show,” the Jets star admitted how serious it is to accuse someone of something as serious as pedophilia. He said that he did not accuse Kimmel of the horrific deed explicitly.

“I’m not stupid enough to accuse you of that with absolutely zero evidence… I’m glad you’re not on the list because those who are on the list — and this what I think we can agree on — that at minimum there should be an inquiry into their involvement, especially if they went to the island. And at maximum, there should be an investigation.”

The signal-caller bashed Kimmel for not decoding his message in the right way. He said he never said the host was involved in the Epstein controversy.

“I was referring to the fact if there is a list … and there are names on it.”

Rodgers also slammed the media for trying to ‘cancel’ him before he aimed his sights on Kimmel. The host made fun of him for going to a community college in his show.

“I think it’s impressive that a man who went to Arizona State and has 10 joke writers can read off a prompter. My education at JUCO and my three semesters at Cal, that I’m very proud of, has worked out for me, and I’m glad to see it’s worked out for him as well.”

This verbal sparring between the renowned talk show host and the star quarterback didn’t emerge out of thin air. The roots of their conflict trace back to 2021, when Kimmel criticized Rodgers for his vaccine stance. A-Rod is a huge hater of the COVID vaccine, and back then, he faced backlash for his misleading statement on being “immunized” against COVID-19.

What did Jimmy Kimmel say about Aaron Rodgers’ Jeffrey Epstein comments?

In a recent episode of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Jimmy dedicated a substantial portion of his opening monologue to tackling the controversy surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ take. He began by recounting how the fallout from A-Rod’s remarks inadvertently involved his own family.

“I know this because I hear from these people often. My wife hears from them. My kids hear from them. My poor mailman hears from these people. And now we’re hearing from lots more of them thanks to Aaron Rodgers.”

Kimmel then ventured into speculations about A-Rod’s claim about his link to the Epstein list. He speculated about the QB’s motives behind his controversial claims. The vet teased the possibility that Rodgers either genuinely subscribes to these extreme ideas or voiced them out of retaliation for Kimmel’s previous jabs. Kimmel earlier made fun of the Jets star’s appearance and alleged vaccination status.

Jimmy also poked fun at Rodgers’ former candid remarks by referencing the quarterback’s UFO-Epstein theory from February. He subtly questioned A-Rod’s intellect while taking jabs at his self-assured demeanor.

“Aaron Rodgers has a very high opinion of himself because he had success on the football field, he believes himself to be an extraordinary being. He genuinely thinks that because God gave him the ability to throw a ball, he’s smarter than everyone else…. Aaron Rodgers is too arrogant to know how ignorant he is. They let him host Jeopardy! for two weeks, now he knows everything.”

The segment concluded on a cheeky note, with Kimmel mockingly thanking Rodgers for making the struggling Gang Green appear even less favorable.


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