Not lengthy after Aaron Rodgers’s controversial appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday, Packers coach Matt LaFleur took to the rostrum in a less-than-pleasant temper for his pregame press conference.
LaFleur, in his third 12 months with the Packers, turned his ire towards reporters asking concerning the Rodgers interview, the place the reigning NFL MVP defined his unvaccinated standing whereas citing misinformation debunked by the CDC about COVID-19 and the vaccine.
When requested whether or not he would watch the interview that captivated the sports activities world on Friday, LaFleur answered, “Probably no.”
When a reporter apologized for citing the Rodgers interview, LaFleur snapped again: “Then do not ask it. Ask one thing concerning the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs or our soccer crew. I am not going to reply anything.”
LaFleur was additionally curt in his response to a query asking about Rodgers’s admission that he has taken ivermectin. The Food and Drug Administration has warned COVID-19 patients against taking the drug, stating it has repeatedly been proven to be an ineffective remedy.
“I do not even know what that phrase or time period is,” LaFleur stated. “…I don’t have any thought on that proper now. My thought lies with the crew and discovering a technique to beat the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs”
After testing constructive for COVID-19 this week, Rodgers will miss Sunday’s showdown in opposition to the defending AFC champion Chiefs and is not eligible to return till at the very least Nov. 13, at some point earlier than the Packers face the Seahawks in Week 10. Jordan Love will make his first NFL begin rather than Rodgers.
Nevertheless, regardless of the interview being on the focal point forward of Sunday’s sport, LaFleur stated the “locker room is completely targeted on the job at hand. I feel that is all the time been the case.”
“I am not nervous about that being a distraction,” LaFleur stated. “I am nervous about going to play in opposition to a very good soccer crew and that is simply all the time been our mindset right here.”
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