The Huge Little Lies star, 29, seemingly revealed her emotions relating to the scenario by retweeting a video from ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday, July 20. Within the video, Smith known as out any soccer consultants who had been indignant at Rodgers, 37, for reportedly wanting to depart the Packers.
“It’s not simply in regards to the cash, and it definitely isn’t about soccer. … That is about the way in which that the Inexperienced Bay Packers have handled their star participant,” the ESPN persona mentioned within the clip. “They’ve disregarded him, they’ve dismissed him, they’ve minimized him, they’ve disrespected him. And he mentioned, ‘Bump, y’all, sufficient’s sufficient.’”
Smith’s video got here after an ESPN article alleged (per sources) that Rodgers turned down a proposal from his workforce that would’ve made him the best paid quarterback within the NFL, in addition to prolonged his contract for 5 extra seasons.
Studies that the California native is sad in his present function have been circulating for some time. In Could, Rodgers spoke in regards to the standoff along with his workforce throughout an look on SportsCenter, noting that he doesn’t have an issue with any workforce members — extra so the workforce’s “philosophy” as an entire.
“[I] love the teaching workers, love my teammates, love the fan base in Inexperienced Bay. An unbelievable 16 years,” he mentioned. “It’s simply sort of a few philosophy and possibly forgetting that it’s in regards to the folks that make the factor go. It’s about character, it’s about tradition, it’s about doing issues the best means.”
In his Twitter video, Smith expanded upon Rodgers’ phrases.
“To observe and hearken to people who find themselves consultants on the NFL, who know soccer backwards and forwards … however are prideful, prideful males who would communicate eloquently and advert nauseam in regards to the want, the zest, the yearning for respect — to behave like you may’t comprehend what the hell Aaron Rodgers has been saying all of those months, this whole offseason, is past me,” Smith mentioned. “He doesn’t wish to be a part of the Packers.”
Earlier this week, Woodley defined how she only finds football exciting when Rodgers is involved.
“I suppose I haven’t felt any stress to [learn football], but it surely’s thrilling,” the activist mentioned throughout the Monday, July 19, episode of Late Night time With Seth Meyers. “The Packers video games are the one ones I discover actually fascinating as a result of I’ve folks to truly root for.”
She continued, “I nonetheless am all the time [like], ‘Oh, you scored a purpose.’ He’s like, ‘It’s a landing.’ Or I’ll be like, ‘You crossed the road,’ and he’s like, ‘It’s a yard,’ or no matter,” she laughed. “I nonetheless can’t get it proper, however I’m studying, slowly however absolutely.”
Us Weekly confirmed in February that the athlete and the Divergent actress were a couple. Just days later, Rodgers announced their engagement throughout the NFL Honors ceremony, subtly slipping a shout-out to his “fiancée” in his acceptance speech.
“Once we met, additionally, I knew he was a soccer man, however I didn’t know like what sort of a soccer man he was. And I’m nonetheless consistently studying,” she mentioned, giving followers a peek at her engagement ring.
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