Aaron Rodgers has finally weighed in on the much-talked-about rift with his family that was broadcast to the nation during the last few weeks of The Bachelorette, and it appears there really are some skeletons in the closet.
While the Green Bay Packers quarterback took the high road by choosing not to give details to WISN Milwaukee, his response will only continue interest in the issues that were raised by his family during the men’s “Hometowns” episode.
If the public wants to know what the issues are with this family, they are not going to hear it from Aaron Rodgers, and so far, they haven’t had any clues from Mom, Dad, Jordan, and his brother Luke, either.
— HuffPost Sports (@HuffPostSports) July 27, 2016
All that audiences know from the show and from “anonymous sources close to the family” is that Aaron hasn’t been close to the family in quite some time. And after watching The Bachelorette and the week-to-week fallout, fans of the quarterback are starting to understand why.
Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl MVP and widely considered one of the best QBs in the NFL today. He keeps a busy travel schedule in-season while maintaining a spokesperson position with the biggest insurance company in the U.S., and his life has taken him in a unique direction that doesn’t leave a lot of time for weekend trips home.
The Rodgers family seems to be close knit, save for the one, but some are starting to feel they’re a little hungry for attention.
Aaron’s not being present for The Bachelorette television show left many fans scratching their heads, and questions are starting to come up on Twitter and other social media outlets as to whether it was necessary for the family to dive into it all in front of millions.
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Before crucifying Aaron Rodgers for not responding and not being present for his family and not taking the necessary steps to resolve the conflict, many are starting to realize that he didn’t ask for his family drama to play out the way that it has.
It has raised serious questions from followers of the future Hall of Famer as to what kind of a family would choose to handle personal issues in such a manner.
The typical family would likely choose to handle their internal conflicts differently, but at the end of the day, there seems to be an impression among some viewers that the Rodgers family are the problem — that choosing to air this conflict in such a way borders on narcissism.
And more and more media outlets are starting to be in agreement with Rodgers’ fans. Hollywood Life, in a recent think-piece on the drama, credited Aaron for “choosing his words wisely” and for being able to wish his brother the best in spite of denouncing family talk on television as “inappropriate.”
But what do you think, readers?
— People Magazine (@people) July 26, 2016
Should Jordan and the Rodgers family have used national television to air their dirty laundry and facilitate some kind of reunion with their estranged son/brother?
And does this situation make Aaron Rodgers seem more or less likable? Sound off in the comments section below.