Packers Rodgers fined for COVID-19 protocols

Packers Rodgers fined for COVID-19 protocols.

GREEN BAY – The NFL’s review of the Green Bay Packers’ COVID-19 protocols has been completed and is leading to fines, multiple outputs reported Tuesday night.

ESPN reported that the Packers have been fined $ 300,000 for violations, while quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Allen Lazard are each fined $ 14,650.

Last week, Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and was included in the COVID-19/reserve list. He couldn’t play Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In an interview Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube and SiriusXM, Rodgers defended his decision not to get vaccinated but apologized for misleading people about his vaccination status.

“I shared an opinion that is polarizing,” Rodgers said. “I get it. And I misled some people about my state, for which I take full responsibility, those comments. But in the end, I have to be true to who I am and what I am. I am behind the things I said.”

When asked about his vaccination status at a press conference on August 26, Rodgers responded by saying, “Yes, I am immunized.”

Rodgers had said Friday that he was seeking alternative treatments in place of the NFL-backed vaccines because he is allergic to any ingredient in Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. He did not specify the ingredient.

The three-time NFL MVP said he did not want the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after hearing from several people who had had adverse reactions. Rodgers also said he was concerned about possible fertility problems when receiving one of these three vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems in men or women and that vaccines are recommended for people who want to have children.

The COVID-19 vaccines licensed for use in the US have been tested in tens of thousands of people and shown to be safe and effective in dramatically reducing the risk of serious illness and death.

Serious side effects are extremely rare, and any risk is far less than the risks posed by COVID-19.