Pat McAfee, an ESPN host, revealed on Wednesday that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not be making any appearances on his show for the rest of the season.
McAfee made this decision independently, without influence from ESPN management. In the past, Rodgers would typically continue appearing on McAfee’s show during the NFL playoffs, but that won’t be happening this year.
According to TMZ, this decision comes after a verbal altercation between Rodgers and liberal comedian Jimmy Kimmel. Last week, Rodgers suggested that Kimmel would be affected by the release of a list of Jeffrey Epstein’s associates.
In response, Kimmel and the corporate media fired back at Rodgers.
McAfee expressed his excitement to his audience about not having to deal with Rodgers for several months or possibly longer.
He went on to explain that freedom of speech does not shield one from facing consequences—a statement often used by liberals when attempting to cancel conservatives for making politically incorrect remarks.
Before concluding, McAfee acknowledged Rodgers’ football prowess but admitted he was relieved to avoid discussions about sensitive topics like Epstein’s associates in future episodes.
McAfee (clapping): So Aaron Rodgers’ Tuesday season four is done.
McAfee: There will be a lot of people who are happy with that, myself included, to be honest with you. The way it ended, it got really loud. I am happy that he’s not going to be in my mentions going forward.
We’re a conversation show. We live in a country where we have freedom of speech, but you’re going to have to deal with the consequences of your freedom of speech. We’ve given people a lot of who have been waiting for us to fail a lot of ammo… We would love to get back to the point where we just (whoosh) move on.
Aaron Rodgers is a Hall of Famer… He’s a massive piece of the NFL storyline. We are very lucky to have a chance to chat and learn from him, but some of his thoughts do p*ss off A LOT of people.
And I’m pumped this is no longer going to be every single Wednesday of my life, uh, which it has been for the last few weeks. And I’m pumped we don’t have to do these types of talks anymore.
McAfee’s declaration of “freedom of speech without consequences” garnered attention from numerous users when discussing why Rodgers won’t be featured on his ESPN show in the near future.
Pat McAfee pulled the “we have freedom of speech but not freedom from consequences” line when talking about why Aaron Rodgers won’t be part of his ESPN show anymore. *Sigh* 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/if6NpbfKsU
— Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) January 10, 2024
We have freedom of speech but Aaron Rodgers doesn’t on my show….
Pat Mcafee is a coward.
— Uncommon Sense (@Uncommonsince76) January 10, 2024
@PatMcAfeeShow folded like a lawn chair.
— Cam (@noremacback) January 10, 2024
This man caved to the struggle session and is vomiting out a way to convince himself otherwise.
— Shane Cashman (@ShaneCashman) January 10, 2024