Superstar Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will take the field on Sunday for the team’s first game of the new season but the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player has been drawing plenty of attention for his non-gridiron activities.
Rodgers hasn’t been shy about expressing his opinion on matters that run counter to the dominant cultural and political orthodoxy including vaccines, “woke” cancel culture and now, the dismal situation in his native state of California which has been decimated from decades of ruinous rule by far-left Democrats.
In an interview with comic Bill Maher for the latest episode of his “Club Random” podcast, the future NFL Hall of Famer said of California, “State’s going to s— but I’m hanging on,” according to advance excerpts of the discussion that were published by SF Gate prior to its public release.
Rodgers was also critical of the state’s crushing COVID restrictions under Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, among the harshest in the nation and the impact on small businesses.
“I grew up in a small town, very little cases up in Chico, California but all the small businesses? F—ing gone,” he said.
Maher brought up a new troubling new censorship bill, AB 2098 which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Newsom that would punish doctors for spreading COVID “misinformation” and “disinformation” which are broadly defined.
“Based on whose standard of misinformation?” Rodgers asked.
Rodgers previously remarked on California’s political leadership during a recent appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” where he slammed the authoritarian approach to COVID.
“Joe, they closed the beaches in California,” he said. “They closed the beaches where I live in California and all around the coast.”
During their wide-ranging discussion, he and Rogan also dissected the lies about the jabs and the fearmongering propaganda that was used to coerce people to roll up their sleeves and take one in the arm for the Biden regime.
Also on Maher’s podcast, the gunslinger weighted in on abortion rights and the Supreme Court’s historic decision to overrule Roe v. Wade.
“I think there’s a lot of people that believe that you should have your own decision-making on your own medical decisions,” he said. “My thing is I have an issue with the hypocrisy in society in general and I know you do as well, but abortion has been a hot topic, right. And especially after Roe v. Wade got overturned and sent back to the states, or whatever. I don’t believe the government should have any control over what we do with our bodies.”
“As much as I might lean more pro life, I don’t want the government to tell me I can’t smoke a cigar, I can’t have a drink of alcohol, I can’t choose my own medical decisions,” Rodgers added. “And if I’m a woman, don’t f—ing tell me what to do. Like whether or not I agree with what you decide to do, who cares? And the government should not have a decision that infringes upon my own personal freedoms.”
Rodgers’ pursuit of an elusive second Super Bowl ring kicks off in a divisional matchup against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the game will be broadcast by Fox in the late afternoon time slot.