Rodgers full response to Wish List scandal

It was the rage on sports talk shows earlier this week, and Aaron Rodgers was getting roasted over it.

On March 14, ESPN’s Dianna Russini tweeted, “Aaron Rodgers has provided the NY Jets with a wish list of free agents he would like them to target and acquire, per sources. It includes Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Marcedes Lewis and….Odell Beckham Jr.”

Rodgers took a lot of heat over this, with some accusing him of being a prima donna making such demands.

Well, here is his full response to this report during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday:

“It’s so ridiculous. I didn’t respond to Dianna Russini, I think her name is. I would say the same thing I told [Adam Schefter], lose my number. Nice try. I will speak for myself.

“I’m sure people will have their sources, but from what I’ve seen, I had a sheet of paper when I met with the Jets [with] ‘sign these people.’ That’s not the reality. That is so ridiculous. It’s so stupid to think I would that it, #1.

“Now did they ask me about certain guys I played with over the years, of course? Did I talk glowingly about teammates I love – yeah. Why wouldn’t I? I love those guys on the list, of course. Did I make demands about certain people? I mean it’s just . . .

“People want these things to be true. I’m in this meeting dressed in ceremonial regalia giving them a list on parchment with people they need to sign.

“Objectively, a lot of people can look at (WR) Allen Lazard and see he is a very good player we would want on our team. Then anybody with a brain, on a team, would call me and ask, ‘What kind of guy is Allen Lazard, what’s his work ethic, and I would say, ‘He’s a great f-in dude.’ Anybody would be lucky to have him in their locker room, and if somebody asked me about Big Daddy (TE Marcedes Lewis) and Cobby (WR Randall Cobb). I don’t know who else is on that list, I’d say the same thing. (McAfee says ‘Odell’). First of all, who wouldn’t want Odell on their team?

“Look, what are we talking about here, I don’t have demands. The only demand I have is for transparency.

“When something gets out there, it’s assumed to be true and it takes on a life of its own.”

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