Former NFL quarterback and television analyst Terry Bradshaw admonished Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers over his vaccination status, saying he "lied to everyone."
"I'd give Aaron Rodgers some advice," Bradshaw said during Fox Sports's coverage of the NFL on Sunday.
"It would have been nice if he'd just come to the Naval Academy and learned how to be honest. Learned not to lie. Because that's what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone," Bradshaw said.
"I'm extremely disappointed in the actions of Aaron Rodgers," he added, noting divisions in the country over the vaccine.
Rodgers, who last week tested positive for coronavirus, revealed he has not been vaccinated after saying earlier in the season he was "immunized."
After testing positive, Rodgers said he has an allergy to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna and had consulted with podcaster Joe Rogan about how to best protect himself from the virus. Rodgers has said he had taken a regimen of other drugs he believed would protect him from coronavirus.
The NFL has different protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated players. Rodgers had reportedly been participating in protocols for vaccinated players and was seen at a team Halloween party not wearing a mask. The league is conducting an investigation into Rodgers conduct and the Packers handling of the situation.
Following backlash after his vaccination status was made public, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback said he had found himself in "the crosshairs of the woke mob" because of the incident.
"So before my final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I think I would like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself," he said, before noting he is not an "anti-vax flat-earther" but a "critical thinker" who's become the subject of "a witch hunt."
"We are a divided nation politically. We are a divided nation on the COVID-19 whether or not to take the vaccine," Bradshaw responded. "And unfortunately, we've got players that pretty much think only about themselves. And I'm extremely disappointed in the actions of Aaron Rodgers."