Is Aaron Rodgers An Epic A**hole?

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have trounced the Atlanta Falcons 48-21 on Saturday, but it’s his pregame behavior that is earning him A**hole of the Week awards from many sites around these here interwebs. In a news report aired by WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Rodgers was shown ignoring the autograph request of Jan Cavanaugh, a cancer patient wearing pink Packers gear, at the airport as the team was preparing to leave for Atlanta. Even worse, Cavanaugh had just driven directly from a radiation treatment for the sole purpose of grabbing some autographs. Yeesh.

When I first broke got wind of this story, it was told to me by my friend in a bar, as he glossed over Mike Florio’s soapbox rant at Pro Football Talk. And I said to myself, “Probably just another case of this guy stirring the pot and throwing gasoline.” Then I pulled up the video and thought, “Hoo boy, Aaron. That ain’t good, dude.”

Video and thoughts after the jump…

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That very well could be perceived as an act of dickery, and it doesn’t help his cause that Clay Matthews immediately greeted Cavanaugh next and signed her pink jersey…

Now here’s the thing about all this evidence – we don’t have the first clue what was going on. It’s a :16 clip that has already been pulled from the TV station’s website. Some people speculated that the team knew Cavanaugh would be there, which doesn’t seem correct, because then every player would have stopped to greet her. And it’s not like Rodgers is the devil incarnate. In fact, he’s pretty much the exact opposite.

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