Green Bay Packers player Aaron Rodgers found himself and his private life thrust into the limelight earlier this week when reports claimed that the Super Bowl MVP had been quietly outed by his longtime assistant and alleged ex-boyfriend, Kevin Lanflisi, as gay. With the news having spread like wildfire, Rodgers recently spoke out on the claims and denied that he’s gay.
In a weekly appearance on 540 AM ESPN Radio in Wisconsin, Rodgers rather calmly and plainly said that he’s not gay.
“I’m just going to say I’m not gay,” Rodgers said. “I really, really like women. That’s all I can really say about that.”
Rodgers also explained that salacious rumors are just something that he’s learned to deal with, no matter how crazy or far off from the mark they are.
“There isn’t a whole lot of separation from your public and private life,” Rodgers said on Tuesday. “You always have to be on at times. Occasionally people will get upset if you say ‘no’ to a picture when you’re eating dinner or something. That’s kind of the hard part. Or if you get crazy rumors that swirl around you from time to time that are just silly.”
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