“Not A Great Take”: NFL World Angered By Strong Take Against Aaron Rodgers’ Use Of Ayahuasca Being Blamed For Poor Performances

Published 11/21/2022, 10:00 AM EST

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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has always found interesting ways to grab the spotlight. From his anti-vaccination views to having a ‘witch’ as a potential girlfriend, there is no dearth of intriguing topics when it comes to Rodgers. And one such event is making its way from the past. Rodgers’ confession of using Ayahuasca is no secret, having publicly revealed it earlier this year. Apparently, it helped him relax and focus. But it looks like there might be a bit more to this story.

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NFL reporter Dov Kleiman took to Twitter to share a rather interesting finding. According to the post shared by Kleiman, the psychedelic drink “causes mental health problems that last MONTHS in majority of users”. Kleiman, like many others before him, was quick to blame the drink for Rodgers’ deteriorating performance this season. But that was probably not the best of his decisions.

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Rodgers’ and Packers’ fans wasted no time in jumping to the defense of their hero. Kleiman’s conclusion was ripped to shreds as fans found contradictory statements, either from the same source or from a different one. Either way, they quickly dispersed the rumors that the after-effects of using Ayahuasca are what is leading to Rodgers not performing to expectations. Kleiman’s choice to clip only part of the article and share it drew scathing criticism from fans.

 

Fans were in full force to defend their QB.

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Aaron Rodgers used Ayahuasca right before becoming MVP twice

Rodgers revealed earlier this year that he used Ayahuasca a couple of years ago. The result, according to him, was a more focused Rodgers devastating defense. In his defense, he did become the MVP for 2 seasons. And while doping is a serious offense in the NFL, as with any sporting league, the NFL has not banned Ayahuasca. In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States, in 2006, sided with a church serving Ayahuasca to its members, saying it “is a religious practice and cannot be disturbed”

Whether Rodgers is reeling from the aftereffects of using this drug, the fact is that he and the Packers are failing. Failing in their attempts at securing a playoff spot. The 7-4 Packers face a 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles next week and desperately need a favorable outcome to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.

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Rodgers is hopeful that they will be able to win all of their remaining games, but on paper, it seems highly unlikely. Although Rodgers seems to have found a new threat in receiver Christian Watson, the duo will have to deliver immense results in all of their remaining games to have any hopes of making it through. Will the Packers upset the Eagles fans next week?

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Arjun Sukumaran

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Arjun Sukumaran is a NFL content writer at EssentiallySports. A Mechanical Engineering graduate, his debating stints and voyages into research from his college days have become part and parcel of his life. He loves cheeseburgers, and so naturally, he loves the Kansas City Chiefs, and you can definitely count him in the group of people claiming Patrick Mahomes to be the next big thing.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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