Rodgers and Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr have been sparring through various forms of media since Barr’s hit on Rodgers on October 15 caused the injury that put the 2-time NFL MVP on the shelf.
Cameras caught Rodgers swearing at Barr after the play, but in the outtakes of Rodgers’ appearance on Conan earlier this week, Rodgers said that cameras missed the linebacker giving him the finger and a groin chop after the hit.
“I looked over at him as I walked off the field,” Rodgers said. “Cameras caught me saying something to him, but what they missed was finger, suck it sign.”
If you watch the whole segment that aired on TV, however, none of this made the show itself. But Rodgers confirmed in the outtakes that it happened.
“No respect anymore in this business, Rodgers joked. “But I’m good now. Thirteen screws later, here I am.”
Barr wasn’t happy about being accused of anything, and on Saturday he posted a message to Twitter that denied Rodgers’ claims.
“This guy got y’all fooled man,” Barr said. “After the play I go back to the huddle, don’t even look or say a word to him.”
Barr said he didn’t do anything until Rodgers started swearing at him, then he started talking back.
“Once he gets up and I’m waiting for the play call, and here someone shouting all kinds of profanities. I look over and it’s y’all mans calling me all kinds of names,” Barr said. “I don’t care if you Aaron Rodgers or Mr. Rodgers, if you say something like that you’re gonna get a response from me.”
This sounds more like a chicken and egg thing here, with the chicken an f-bomb or two from Aaron Rodgers and the egg an old-school wrestling crotch chop. I’m not sure if we’ll ever know what happened here, but what’s clear is that Conan O’Brian is still terrible at video games.