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NFL: Aaron Rodgers Goes Off on Fans Sending Death Threats to Teammate

by Halle Ames
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Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers is going off on fans that are sending death threats to Marquez Valdes-Scantling after a fumble in overtime that cost Green Bay the game.

The Upset

The Packers took on the Colts on Sunday for a big game that left Green Bay hanging in overtime.

At 31 to 31 with nine minutes left in the game, Aaron Rodgers threw the ball to Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Colts safety Julian Blackmon knocks the ball out of Valdes-Scantling’s hands, where Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner collected it on the ground.

The turnover was an important one that led to a Colts touchdown and ended the game at 34 to 31. Now, the two teams have records of 7-3.

Aaron Rodgers Responds

After the game, Packers fans took to social media to attack the player who reports receiving death threats. This didn’t sit well with the captain, who had a message for fans while on the Pat McAfee Show. First, Rodger wanted to remind everyone of the impact Valdes-Scantling had on the game prior to the fumble.

“I just gave him a hug after the game and reminded him that we got in that position to even be in overtime because of the great play he made down the middle. Again, every play is important– it could be a play in the first quarter that could ultimately be the deciding factor. We had a third and one, and I threw him a 60-yard moon ball at the end of the first half, and he beat his guy, the guy that holds him, gets a PI, and sets up a touchdown and go-ahead 28-14 at half. So we’re not even in that position without what he has done,” Rodgers said.

“I Would Suggest You Relax”

The 36-year-old quarterback says that everyone needs to relax, as well as consider the facts of the game and the stats of the player.

“So I think we need some perspective in this time about production, where everybody wants to make these mean, jerk reactions to things and you forget about the facts, as the kids say these days, the big facts. That there is a human element to this, like anybody who is so distraught about this that they need to go to Twitter and talk about killing someone, I would suggest you relax.”

Finally, Rodgers says that the Packers are doing the best they can.

“Chill out a little bit. It’s a game. We’re all trying our best. We’re trying to entertain you, but also do our best, because we have a lot of pride in our performance. Nobody is trying to do anything to f*ck up our season or your precious watching experience.”

Remember, people, listen to the words of the wise Aaron Rodgers. It’s literally just a game!