Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Could Face Fines if COVID Violations are Found

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers could face fines, but no suspension, if COVID violations are found

The NFL has begun conducting interviews with Packers personnel and is expected to obtain video and other evidence as it reviews the team’s compliance with COVID protocols, in light of the public revelation that reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is unvaccinated. And Rodgers and the club could face fines — but not a suspension — if violations are found.

The league and team know the vaccination status of all players, including Rodgers, who will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive Wednesday for COVID-19. But Rodgers’ positive test brought his status into the public eye and led to the NFL launching its review Thursday.

Aaron Rodgers Clears Air on Vaccination Status, Stance on Vaccine

The NFL said in a statement Wednesday: “The primary responsibility for enforcement of the COVID protocols within club facilities rests with each club. Failure to properly enforce the protocols has resulted in discipline being assessed against individual clubs in the past. The league is aware of the current situation in Green Bay and will be reviewing the matter with the Packers.”

Because he’s unvaccinated, Rodgers must isolate for 10 days and isn’t eligible to rejoin the team until Saturday, a day before the Packers’ next game against the Seahawks.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]