‘I stand with Aaron Rodgers’

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Former NHL star Mike Fisher supports Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in his stance about COVID-19 vaccines.

“I stand with Aaron Rodgers,” the former Nashville Predators captain wrote in an Instagram post this week.

Rodgers, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, said last week on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he “believes strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body.”

On Tuesday, he stood by his comments during a second interview with McAfee about backlash from the controversy, though he did admit he “misled” people about his vaccination status by saying he was “immunized.”

Fisher, who is Carrie Underwood’s husband, echoed Rodgers’ comments.

“I believe in the freedom to choose what we put in our bodies and the freedom of conscience,” Fisher wrote in the caption of his Instagram post.

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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher.
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“The @nhl @nfl and other leagues are ignoring the science and choosing to coerce and punish unvaccinated players with these restrictions,” he added. “If they really cared about people’s health they would have daily testing for all.

“But these past 2 years has clearly shown us that this is not about our health, it’s about control over our lives. I won’t stand for that. It’s time to fight for our medical freedom and I feel for those that have been fired for choosing medical freedom. People losing their jobs over a medical choice is un-American and unacceptable. We need to stand up now before it’s too late!! #medicalfreedom #istandwithaaronrodgers.”

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Mike Fisher playing for the Predators in 2018.
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Fisher, a second-round pick in the 1998 NHL Draft, played with the Senators for a decade, before spending parts of eight seasons with the Predators. He retired in 2017, returned briefly in 2018 and then retired again.

Rodgers has claimed he is allergic to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), and did not want to receive the Johnson & Johnson shot due to reported side effects.

The reigning NFL MVP is now dealing with the blowback from his comments while he isolates at home in Green Bay, after he tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

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Aaron Rodgers
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Rodgers noted that he reached out to his “now-good friend” Joe Rogan for advice about treatments against COVID-19. He told McAfee last week that he’s feeling “pretty incredible” after “taking monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, Vitamin C and D, and HCQ.”

The quarterback could return to the Packers if he tests negative for COVID-19 throughout the week

Green Bay hosts Seattle on Sunday in Russell Wilson’s return following finger surgery.



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