Local Healthcare Provider Controversially Cuts Ties With Aaron Rodgers

Published 11/07/2021, 11:26 AM EST
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sidelines in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


The explanation given by Aaron Rodgers for his unvaccinated status did not go well as one day after his big reveal, a local health care organization ‘Prevea Health’, decided to end ties with the Green Bay Packers star quarterback.

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Rodgers is all set to miss his Kansas City Chiefs fixture this week after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. On Friday, the quarterback gave a 46-minute appearance on the ‘Pat McAfee Show’ disclosing why he chose not to take the remaining two jabs of the mRNA vaccines (which were briefly suspended earlier this year) due to an allergic reaction.

Aaron Rodgers with his big reveal

Following which Rodgers petitioned the NFL, the NFL Players Association, and a jointly approved infectious disease expert to be considered vaccinated in order to be exempted from following the protocol rules which the unvaccinated players had to follow. Rodgers declared the reporters in August that he was completely “immunized”, although shortly after his petition was denied.

“Some of the rules to me are not based in science at all. They’re based purely in trying to out and shame people, like needing to wear a mask at a podium when every person in the room is vaccinated and wearing a mask makes no sense to me,” Rodgers said Friday on the show. “If you got vaccinated to protect yourself from a virus that I don’t have as an unvaccinated individual, then why are you worried about anything I can give you?”

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“And let me hit on protocols now because that’s obviously been out there as well,” he added. “I have followed every single protocol to a T — minus that one I just mentioned that makes absolutely no sense to me. But my daily routine is the routine of an unvaccinated person.”

Prevea Health ends ties with the Green Bay Packers quarterback

Incidentally, after Rodgers’ big reveal, the Wisconsin-based Health Care Organization decided to release an official statement, ending all ties with the quarterback. As with an unvaccinated status, Rodgers would not be a good face for the organization.

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“Prevea Health and Aaron Rodgers have made the decision to end their partnership effective Nov. 6, 2021,” the Prevea Health statement read. “Aaron has been a partner of Prevea Health, serving as a spokesperson and supporting the health care organization’s health and wellness initiatives throughout Wisconsin, since 2012.”

“Prevea Health remains deeply committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers and communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” Prevea concluded. “This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to become vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent the virus from further significantly impacting lives and livelihoods.”

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Ultimately, the NFL has launched an investigation into the matter, but the authority to enforce the protocols rests in the hands of the teams. And hence the Green Bay Packers have to be strict with their protocol enforcement policies in order to prevent any such incident from happening.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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