Aaron Rodgers has been cut — by “The Pat McAfee Show.”
McAfee announced at the outset of Wednesday’s show on ESPN that the New York Jets quarterback will no longer appear this season. Rodgers had been scheduled to appear throughout the NFL playoffs, the New York Post reported.
“So ‘Aaron Rodgers Tuesday,’ Season 4, is done,” McAfee told his audience. “There could be a lot of people that are happy with that, myself included, to be honest with you. The way it ended, it got real loud. I am happy that he’s not going to be in my mentions going forward, which is great news.”
McAfee’s decision comes in the wake of Rodgers last week suggesting, falsely, that ABC late-night TV show host Jimmy Kimmel’s name was on soon-to-be-released court documents of people connected to convicted pedophile, the late Jeffrey Epstein, who would ferry friends and associates to his Caribbean island to have trysts with underage girls.
McAfee apologized for his role in Rodgers’ comments about Kimmel but the QB did not.
Disney owns both ABC and ESPN.
In his appearance on Tuesday, Rodgers went after Kimmel some more and ranted about COVID vaccines. He also ribbed sportswriters and an ESPN executive. Rodgers’ beef with Kimmel dates to 2021, when the comedian first went after Rodgers for his cryptic comments about being “immunized” against COVID and then testing positive for the virus.
It was apparently enough for McAfee, who has said previously he paid seven figures for Rodgers’ weekly appearances.
“We’ve given a lot of people who have been waiting for us to fail a lot of ammo, and things to attack us for over the last week,” McAfee said Wednesday. “And we would love to get back to the point where we just move on.”
–Field Level Media