Hub Arkush apologizes for ‘childish things’ he said about Aaron Rodgers
Hub Arkush, a Chicago-based sportswriter and one in all 50 Related Press voters for the NFL MVP award, penned an apology for “among the infantile issues” he said about Aaron Rodgers on Tuesday.
The assertion comes hours after he said on Chicago’s 670 The Score radio station that he “made a giant mistake.” Nonetheless, he said the error did not should do with the feedback about Rodgers themselves, however relatively that he “did not respect” the cardinal rule of voting—not disclosing your plans previous to it being introduced.
“Many of the different 49 AP voters are acquaintances, many are pals, and the explanation we’re requested to not do what I did is it now places undo stress on a few of them to remark, not remark, agree, disagree or take grief for doing the precise factor and remaining silent,” Arkush wrote on Wednesday evening. “Worse but, I’ve apparently unleashed a small military of self-styled social media and discuss radio specialists who don’t have any clue what they’re speaking about to problem the standard of the voting course of and would try and invalidate any vote or thought course of that doesn’t agree with their very own.
“An indication of the occasions I assume.”
Arkush didn’t reveal who he was really voting for however said on Tuesday that the best way Rodgers carried himself off the sector—citing his violation of COVID-19 protocols—is what finally brought on him to be unworthy of successful the MVP award this 12 months.
“I simply suppose that the best way he’s carried himself is inappropriate,” Arkush said. “I feel he’s a nasty man, and I don’t suppose a nasty man could be probably the most useful man on the identical time.”
Rodgers did not maintain again on his ideas Wednesday when addressing the feedback, saying, “I feel he’s a bum. I feel he [Arkush] is an absolute bum. He doesn’t know me. I don’t know who he is. Nobody knew who he was, most likely, till yesterday’s feedback. And I listened to the feedback. However to say he had his thoughts made up within the summertime, within the offseason that I had zero likelihood of successful MVP—in my view, that ought to exclude [him from] future votes.”
The Packers quarterback additionally acknowledged that Arkush was extra mad about him not being vaccinated than whether or not or not he was a “unhealthy man”.
“He doesn’t know something about me … I’ve by no means had lunch with him,“ Rodgers said. “I’ve by no means had an interview with him. His downside is I’m not vaccinated. If he needs to go on a campaign and collude and provide you with an additional letter to placed on the award simply for this season and make it the ‘Most Priceless Vaccinated Participant,’ then he ought to do this.”
Rodgers beforehand instructed on The Pat McAfee Show Tuesday that voters gained’t choose him due to his COVID-19 vaccination standing and the general public fallout over the past a number of weeks.
Regardless of the off-the-field controversy, Rodgers has been placing up MVP-caliber numbers this season, throwing for 3,977 yards and 35 touchdowns with solely 4 interceptions.
Arkush closed his open apology with notes to totally different members affected by the feedback, together with Rodgers. He wrote, “To Aaron Rodgers, you’re one of many biggest gamers of this era and one of many biggest quarterbacks of all time. Whether or not or not you’re this 12 months’s MVP is as much as the 50-member panel, neither me, nor my critics.”
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