Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he’s not gay and ‘I really, really like women’

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

There are a lot of subjects Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers probably expected to talk about prior to his team's playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

His sexual preference was probably not on that list.

However, that was a topic of conversation during his "Tuesdays with Aaron" radio show with host Jason Wilde on 540 ESPN Wisconsin.

During their 49-minute show, Wilde asked Rodgers about the negative aspects of being a celebrity. Rodgers talked about how hard it was to always be “on” for fans, and explained why he did not like taking pictures while eating. He then talked addressed recent internet rumors about him being gay, a subject Rodgers raised without being asked.

“I’m just going to say I’m not gay,” Rodgers said. “I really, really like women. That’s all I can say about that.”

Wilde, who was seemingly unsure how to address the uncomfortable topic, said he felt bad about hearing the rumors because it depicted being gay as something negative, but Rodgers continued with the conversation.

"There’s always going to be silly stuff out there in the media,” Rodgers said. “You can’t worry too much about. I don’t. Just keep on trucking. I think professional is professional and personal is personal. That’s just how I’m going to keep it.”

This is probably not the topic Rodgers planned on addressing before a playoff game.

Now he can get back to questions about the San Francisco 49ers.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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