Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers mentioned Wednesday he desires a “full apology” from the Wall Road Journal for reporting that he has COVID toe.
“I felt good in only a few days and didn’t have any lingering results, apart from the Covid toe,” Rodgers informed Pat McAfee during a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM, the place he mentioned his current COVID-19 analysis. The assertion was met with laughter and it was unclear if he was joking, however because the Wall Road Journal pointed out in a bit that outlined his feedback, COVID toe is an actual situation that may impression those that contract the virus. It might probably contain swollen, discolored toes.
On Wednesday, Rodgers — who has been within the information currently due to his unvaccinated status — reacted to the report throughout a press convention, saying, “That’s truly known as disinformation, if you perpetuate false details about a person. I’ve a fractured toe so I count on a full apology.”
Notably, whereas demanding the “full apology,” he talked about journalist Molly Knight by identify. She doesn’t work for the Journal and didn’t write the piece in query. On Wednesday, she issued a statement making these factors and thanking Rodgers for guiding individuals to her Twitter feed, the place she is within the means of elevating cash to supply blankets to unhoused people in her neighborhood.
Through the press convention, Rodgers insisted he had by no means heard of COVID toe and had no lesions on his toes, going as far as to put his foot on the desk for reporters to see.
The Journal did replace its piece Wednesday, noting that Rodgers contested the story. The Journal didn’t provide a “full apology.” A consultant for the outlet didn’t instantly return a request for remark.