Fox NFL analysts Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long and Michael Strahan gutted Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers on Sunday for lying about his vaccine status and for his misguided defense. (See the clip below.)
“You lied to everyone,” said Fox NFL Sunday host Terry Bradshaw, a retired quarterback, adding, “Unfortunately, we have players who are pretty much all about themselves, and I’m extremely disappointed with Aaron Rogers. … “
Rogers, the current MVP, had to miss the Packers’ defeat to The Chiefs on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. He had previously answered questions about his vaccination status by saying that he had been “vaccinated,” but this turned out to be false.
When Rogers finally admitted last week that he had not been vaccinated, he sounded like many right-wing anti-vax people, complaining that he was being targeted by the “awakened crowd” for being “critical.”
Rogers falsely claimed that recovering from COVID-19 infection provides better immunity than injections. He expressed concern about the potential impact on his fertility, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging people to want their children to receive the vaccine.
Rogers also said he took the advice of podcast comedian Joe Rogan and was taking ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug that Bradshaw noted is used to deworm cattle. Rogan also contracted COVID. There is little evidence that ivermectin has any effect against the coronavirus.
The great trainer Johnson called Rogers “selfish.” Former star defender Howie Long denied Rogers’ claim that vaccinations are a “personal decision.” And Strahan, the former New York Giants star, rebuked Rogers for using a Martin Luther King quote about a moral obligation to object to unfair rules.
Fox soccer analysts work for the same Fox Corp. that helps vaccine skeptic Tucker Carlson, a popular Fox News primetime character.