Aaron Rodgers Says Anthony Barr Made Offensive Gesture After Hit
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr made an offensive gesture towards him after hitting him, breaking Rodgers’ collarbone.
“I looked over at him as I walked off the field. The cameras caught me saying something to him, but what they missed was him [giving the] finger, ‘suck it’ sign,” Rodgers said on “Conan.”
He added: “There’s no respect anymore in this business.”
The NFL told ESPN that it’s not aware of any gestures and isn’t looking into what Barr did after making the play.
“I rolled out to my right, I threw the ball, and I got tackled and kind of slammed on the ground. But I’m good now,” Rodgers said. “Thirteen screws later and here I am.”
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Barr said that he wasn’t sure what Rodgers said.
“He wasn’t happy, and I understand. He probably realized that he was injured at that time and he wasn’t happy,” Barr said. “I probably would have had that same reaction. It’s fine.”
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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the hit was an “illegal act.”
“No one liked the way it happened,” he said. “No one liked the things that happened after the injury, some of the [expletive] that went on there. No one feels good about that.”
Rodgers has to remain out for a minimum of eight weeks.