Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
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State Farm released a statement concerning Aaron Rodgers’ controversy, standing behind the Packers QB while also encouraging vaccines.
The controversy surrounding Aaron Rodgers and his COVID-19 vaccine status has already cost the quarterback one endorsement deal.
However, it doesn’t look like State Farm is ready to drop Rodgers just yet.
State Farm statement on Aaron Rodgers vaccine controversy
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade. We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view,” State Farm said in a statement. “We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State Farm is to support safer, stronger communities. To that end, we encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances.”
Rodgers has featured in State Farm commercials for years, most recently touting the “Rodgers’ rate” in a string of ads. It seems he’ll continue to appear in those ads for the time being.
The Packers‘ quarterback has drawn criticism for lying to the media about his vaccination status, obscuring the fact that he had not received any of the approved vaccines for COVID-19 by saying he was “immunized.”
He tested positive for COVID-19 last week and missed the weekend’s loss to the Chiefs. He won’t be cleared to return until Saturday at the earliest because of his vaccine status, so his participation isn’t guaranteed against the Seahawks.