Aaron Rodgers Encourages Players To "Ignore" Trump's Inflammatory Comments


In order to protect the players, especially veterans, Rodgers said he would also look to reduce the preseason to just three games.

In discussing Trump's continued attacks, Rodgers encouraged his fellow National Football League players to ignore, or not respond to, those types of comments because it takes away the power of such statements.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

Trump returned to the topic during a July rally in Great Falls, Montana, saying of the option to let players remain in their respective locker rooms, "Isn't that worse than not standing?"

"I would allow teams to go over the cap knowing if they do, since there's not a hard cap, they are going to be faced with some luxury tax issues and they'd change their strategy", Rodgers said, via The Ringer. "Trump tweeted, while declaring that the "$40,000,000 [NFL] Commissioner", Roger Goodell, "must now make a stand". Before that, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch had said of Trump, "He has no understanding of why they take a knee or why they're protesting".

The quarterback continued, "You know, people have their opinion - you shouldn't do it during the anthem, you shouldn't do it during this - that's fine".

Rodgers made another point: players never stood for the Nation Anthem until recently.

Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers' star quarterback, came out in support of NBA All-Star LeBron James after recent insulting tweets from President Trump.

Trump previously tweeted a comment attacking James' intelligence, but Rodgers lauded James for not responding, saying it was "absolutely lovely".

"At a time where he's putting on display his school, which is changing lives, there's no need", the two-time NFL MVP said of James. "I'm gonna stand because that's the way I feel about the flag - but I'm also 100 percent supportive of my teammates or any fellow players who are choosing not to", Rodgers said.

Rodgers, for anybody who is paying close attention, finds himself in a situation with his contract negotiations with the Packers where they could lord over him their ability to franchise tag him for two years at the end of his deal, giving him less leverage in a renegotiation.

Furthermore, he would take action to raise more awareness for the causes players are supporting during their time away from the field. "So just don't respond".

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