On ProFootballTalk tonight, I saw a story about Aaron Rodgers snubbing a cancer patient, while Clay Matthews stopped to sign her hat. The Packers faithful are rallying around ARodg, saying he was “in a zone” and “didn’t see her”.
If you watch the last few seconds of the video below, I think it’s clear that Rodgers saw her and then studiously looked away and kept walking. I assure you, I even tried to be objective as I watched.
As an aside, I’ll say that I’m not surprised by this at all. A dear friend of mine (a former Packer fan, in fact), grew up outside of Green Bay and was on a small commuter flight with Aaron back in 2008. As my friend tells the story, Aaron was completely rude to his fellow travelers on the flight and wouldn’t even acknowledge a gentleman who was wishing him luck in his first starting season after Favre went to the Jets. In fact, this experience is why my friend no longer cheers for the Packers.
Here’s the video: