‘I’m a Hugger’: Aaron Rodgers Responds Casually to Backlash From Hugging Erin Andrews After Socially-Distanced Interview

Published 01/05/2022, 8:28 AM EST

Aaron Rodgers is certainly making headlines for his phenomenal run with the Green Bay Packers. But he has also made a few headlines this season for his hilarious and controversial interviews as well. Recently, the quarterback faced backlash again for his interview with NFL reporter Erin Andrews.

Rodgers after defeating the Cleveland Browns 24-22, claimed the No. 1 seed in the NFL. And none other than his longtime friend and a charming reporter Erin Andrews took his post-game interview. After the well-conducted socially distanced interview, where the reporter and the quarterback were standing eight feet apart. Rodgers shook the hands of Erin Andrews and hugged her, with no regard for the rules.

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Aaron Rodgers on his controversial hug with Erin Andrews

And then started a series of comments criticizing Rodgers for his act. Rodgers has also been involved in a COVID controversy earlier this season when the quarterback admitted his mistake for misrepresenting his vaccination status. The reigning NFL MVP during his most recent appearance at ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ finally broke his silence and responded to those backlashes he had faced earlier.

“Look, I’ve known EA for a long time and I think the whole thing is obviously a little bit strange. You’ve got to do some eight feet apart interview,” Rodgers said.

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“And that’s my friend. That’s the same way I’d hug a friend seeing them on the field, or hug a guy on the opposing team that you have respect for and you play against. Look, I do what I’m told in those situations about keeping distance, but I’m a hugger and I enjoy seeing my friends post-game.”

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Although it is very well known that the friendship between Aaron Rodgers and Erin Andrews goes way back. But is it necessary to break the NFL regulations and then defend it the way Rodgers did? Let us know in the comments below!

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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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