Report: NFL investigating Packers and Rodgers, both could face fines


GREEN BAY, Wis. – Multiple NFL higher-ups have raised complaints that the Packers were held to different COVID-19 protocol standards, according to a report from ESPN.

The complaints stem from the behavior of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers after it was revealed that he is unvaccinated.

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Rodgers did not wear a mask while on the sideline during preseason games, despite NFL rules stating that unvaccinated players needed to do so.

According to the report, multiple coaches and executives believe that enforcement of COVID-19 rules was uneven.

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ESPN also reports that the league is investigating the Packers for how the team has handled COVID-19 protocols at their facilities and during games.

A recent Halloween party that players, including Rodgers, attended is also under investigation.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that both the Packers and Rodgers could face fines for breaking league protocols.

Rodgers would not be suspended, however, if the league decides that he violated the rules.

Rodgers is required to isolate for at least 10 days before he is eligible to play, leaving his status for next week’s game against Seattle in doubt.

The Packers take on Kansas City at 3:25 p.m. Sunday in Missouri.