Rodgers said he is allergic to an ingredient contained in mRNA vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna, which would have left him the only Johnson & Johnson vaccine as an alternative. Instead, he chose to undergo homeopathic remedies designed to boost his immunity.
Rodgers said he assembled “my medical team,” which included “some amazing minds,” including “Harvard MD,” “holistic doctors” and “homeopaths.” He said his group, which he financed himself, produced 500 pages of research on “everything from wearing masks to the efficacy of vaccines and the duration of antibodies.”
As for Rodgers’s alternative medicine, a source said a member of the Packers medical staff reached out to the NFLPA medical director on Rodgers’s behalf to see if homeopathic remedies could qualify him as “fully vaccinated” under the protocol.
The league’s medical expert could not find any peer-reviewed research into the information Rodgers’ team gathered, or anywhere else, and the request was denied.
Rodgers was told that the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Alan Sills, would be available for further discussion, but Rodgers never contacted him, the source said.
“I understand that the league is capable of enforcing its policies. I did not agree to any of them, however,” Rodgers said on Friday. The weather took away my rights to live, and I felt like I had protected myself—not only myself, but my comrades as well. I tested over 300 times before finally testing positive. It was probably from a vaccinated person. I don’t think many policies are rooted in science.”