Aaron Rodgers blasts politicians for breaking their own coronavirus rules, failing to get people enough help

Aaron Rodgers blasts politicians for breaking their own coronavirus rules, failing to get people enough help

亚伦·罗杰斯 has a lot to focus on this weekend as the 绿湾包装工 take on the 洛杉矶公羊队 in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs, but he had to get something off his chest first.

In an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show 星期二, Rodgers explained why he donated $ 500,000 到 Barstool Fund, which is aimed at helping small business owners who have suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rodgers gave his reasoning and blasted politicians for failing to speed up the process of getting people the help they need.


It’s just an amazing deal what they’re doing. I mean to be able to not only change people’s lives and livelihoods but to do it in such a timely fashion … I mean the money is going out 24 至 72 hours and I think there was just such a need if you look around our environment today, it’s not like the government is really helping anybody out in a timely fashion,” 他说.

I mean they took forever to figure out how to give $ 600 checks away and then you know may or may not get to 2,000 this point. That’s not life-changing money. What Dave [Portnoy] and his folks are doing with the Barstool Fund is life-changing money. It’s sustainability for these people and I think that’s the thing you gravitate towards the most is just not having a reliance on the government to help you out because it’s obviously shown that’s not going to be the way they’re going to do it.

I mean they put these rules in place … they’re not even following their own rules,” 他加了. “How many people have gotten caught? Don’t travel, don’t leave the state. 哦, here’s so-and-so on a vacation. 哦, here’s so-and-so at a salon. Don’t eat out at a restaurant unless you’re wearing a mask and separate. 哦, here’s a picture of the governor of California violating those rules. 哦, public schools are closed but I can send my kids to a private school in person. 就像是, 我的意思是, for us to count on the government to help us out is becoming a joke at this point.


Rodgers seemed to like the idea that the Barstool Fund was people helping people. Several restaurants have been funded thanks to the donations, which have totaled more than $ 25 million since launch.

He said the fund was acall to actionfor people who can donate.

Rodgers urged those who are really hurting to reach out. The Packers quarterback said there would besome opportunitiesin the near future to get some help.