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Rodgers gets another 60 Minutes question

Nov 14, 2012 -- 10:38pm
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GREEN BAY – Add another aspect of that 60 Minutes interview that Aaron Rodgers is less than thrilled with.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback expressed his displeasure with the editing of the Nov. 4 piece on the CBS news magazine on his weekly radio show two days later, saying he didn’t like some of the editing that was done and he was especially upset about the producers failing to include any reference to Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (the MACC Fund).

During his conference call with Detroit-area reporters, another aspect of the interview came up: Rodgers’ statement that he believed there might have been other teams beyond the New Orleans Saints using a bounty program. In the piece, Rodgers discusses the concussion he suffered against the Lions in 2010, and the story then segues to the Saints bounty scandal, as Rodgers says that he believes other teams defenses “are trying to either knock you out of the game, or knock you out of your rhythm.”

When asked in Wednesday’s conference call if, when he spoke of other bounties in the 60 Minutes interview, he thought the Lions could have been headhunting him in the past, Rodgers replied: “I wouldn’t put a whole lot of weight into that story. It was cut for their purposes, their agenda, and most of the answers were either just portions of a bigger answer or probably not even for the question that was asked. So, I’m not even going to touch that one.”

As for the hit that led to his concussion against the Lions, Rodgers said: “I don’t think that it was a malicious play that I was hurt on. I should have got down on that play a couple years back. Not even going to get into that, further than that.”

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