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Olivia Munn Lashes Out At Reporters Who Blame Her For Beau Aaron Rodgers’ On-Field Problems

Actress Olivia Munn has zero patience for reporters and internet trolls who are blaming her for her boyfriend Aaron Rodgers’ on-the-field issues, CBS Sports is reporting.

The 35-year-old Munn, known for bit parts in TV and movies including New Girl and Magic Mike, has been romantically linked to 31-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers since 2014. And for the past few games, Rodgers — like all professional athletes do from time to time — has been going through a bit of a rough patch. After starting the season 6-0, Rodgers’ Packers have lost their last three games, and Rodgers has taken much of the blame. The usually-accurate quarterback has been holding onto the ball longer than he should, and missing passes, and his team is suffering the losses, according to Packers News.

For reasons that aren’t clear, ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky, in a column entitled “Five Reasons Why Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Is Struggling,” suggested that undisclosed “personal problems” with Munn may be to blame. Demovsky offered up absolutely no evidence for his assertion.

“Possible off-field issues?: A longtime NFL agent told me recently that when he sees one of his top-performing clients play differently, as Rodgers has of late, the first thing he wonders is if something is going on in his personal life… Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers’ girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives.”

Demovsky’s suggestion that Munn might be behind Rodgers’ on-the-field issues struck a nerve with Packers fans, who were quick to jump on Munn on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s comments section. The newspaper posted some of those comments on social media.

Olivia Munn is having none of that. In a tweet posted early Thursday morning, Munn called out Demovsky for making an assertion with no basis in fact.

Ouch.

As it turns out, Olivia has allies in her camp. USA Today sports writer Nina Mandell opines that it’s high time for Packers fans and sports journalists to stop blaming Olivia Munn for Rodgers’ on-field issues. She calls the habit of blaming star athletes’ wives and girlfriends for their performance problems “a regrettable tradition,” and notes that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (linked to Jessica Simpson) and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander (liked to actress Kate Upton) have endured similar gossip.

“Munn shouldn’t be the source of blame, or the punchline of a bad joke. It’s not fair to her, it’s not fair to female fans and it’s not fair to the Packers.”

Similarly, Huffington Post sports writer Justin Block reminds readers that Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn’s sex life isn’t anyone’s business.

“Munn shouldn’t have to defend her boyfriend and their private lives on a public forum. But because outlets have provided a microphone to one commenter, she does.”

So if it’s not relationship trouble with girlfriend Olivia Munn that’s causing Aaron Rodgers’ on-the-field issues, then what is? Nothing more salacious than a shoulder injury. After weeks of denying that Rogers was injured, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy finally admitted on Wednesday that his star quarterback was “a little banged up” with shoulder injuries.

Do you believe Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers’ relationship is playing a role in the Packers’ on-the-field issues? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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