Rodgers: NFL's virus policy has double standards

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Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he sees double standards in the safety protocols the NFL has instituted as it tries to complete a season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“You can dap up a guy after a game, but you can’t eat at the same lunch table as a teammate,” Rodgers said Tuesday on SiriusXM’s “The Pat McAfee Show.”

“You can go down to practice and hit each other and be in close contact, but you have to have Plexiglass between you and the guy next to you in the locker room. I just think some of those things, to me, really don’t add up.”

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Rodgers added, “some of it is definitely for the optics of it, some of it probably based on science, but it’s definitely changed the season, for sure.”

The two-time MVP also noted that the protocols in place might have impacted team unity because they have prevented get-togethers such as weekly dinners or Halloween parties.

“I know a lot of people don’t give any credence or don’t [care] about chemistry, but I think it’s really important,” Rodgers said.

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