Just when you thought no one could go harder on Aaron Rodgers than Terry Bradshaw, Howard Stern has entered the fray.
The self-proclaimed “king of all media” weighed in on Rodgers’ vaccination saga on his SiriusXM show Monday morning, and he did not hold back.
Rodgers recently contracted the virus after informing reporters that he had been “immunized.”
“If there was decency in this world, I would throw this guy out of the football league so fast,” said Stern, who launched the segment with a caveat that he isn’t a football fan, but recognizes Rodgers as a good player. “What he did to his fellow teammates. … But this fucking guy, they should throw him out of the league so fast.”
Rodgers recently appeared on The Pat McAfee Show for his first interview since his Covid diagnosis where he explained that he isn’t “some sort of anti-vax flat-earther,” but rather “somebody who’s a critical thinker.”
Stern mocked Rodgers’ research into the vaccine, suggesting podcast host Joe Rogan — who persuaded Rodgers to take alternative treatments such as monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C and D and hydroxychloroquine — should treat the signal-caller the next time he’s injured.
“Come on, dude. That whole bullshit game: ‘Yeah, I had the antibodies.’ Now first of all, I don’t know where these guys get their information from,” Stern said. “At the (McAfee interview) he said he got his information from Joe Rogan. You’ve got doctors who study in medical school. I don’t know what has happened to this country.
“The next time this f—khead gets injured on the field, they should bring in Joe Rogan to fix the bones,” Stern added. “They should have him treat him.”
The excuses Rodgers gave for not taking the vaccine also become fodder for critics; the research he conducted, as well as the alternative treatments he took, have been debunked or have otherwise been advised against by either the FDA or CDC.
Terry Bradshaw and the rest of the Fox pregame crew also criticized Rodgers.
On Sunday’s pregame show, Michael Strahan, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson all took issue with the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s actions and comments surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.
The harshest words came from Bradshaw.
“I’ll give Aaron Rodgers some advice. It would have been nice if he had just come to the Naval Academy and learned how to be honest. Learned not to lie,” Bradshaw said. “Because that’s what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone. I understand ‘immunized,’ What you were doing was taking stuff that would keep you from getting COVID-19. You got COVID-19.
“Ivermectin is a cattle dewormer. Sorry, folks, that’s what it is. We are a divided nation politically. We are a divided nation on COVID-19, whether or not to take the vaccine. And unfortunately, we’ve got players that pretty much think only about themselves. And I’m extremely disappointed in Aaron Rodgers.”