Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel lashed out against NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he suggested that Kimmel’s name might be on a list of associates of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Rodgers made the comments while a guest on “The Pat McAfee Show” when one of the hosts asked him if he was sitting in his wine cellar, waiting to celebrate the release of the associates list.
“There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, are really hoping that doesn’t come out,” Rodgers joked, prompting the show hosts to laugh.
McAfee explained that Kimmel had used a clip from his show in order to mock Rodgers on the subject of the Epstein list, which was ordered to be released by a judge.
“I’ll tell you what, if that list comes out, I definitely will be popping some sort of bottle!” continued Rodgers.
Kimmel responded in a post on social media on Tuesday.
“Dear A***hole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any ‘list’ other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality,” wrote Kimmel.
“Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court,” he added.
The 40-year-old quarterback has been criticized by many on the left after he publicly lambasted the NFL for its coronavirus lockdown response and his skepticism about the vaccines.
Rodgers was hyped as the answer to the New York Jets’ Super Bowl hopes when he was traded to the team before the start of the 2023 season. He was injured in the first series of the first game and was knocked out for the rest of the season, tanking the hopes of the team and the fans.
The team has missed the playoffs for the 13th straight season, the longest active drought in the NFL, and also for any team in the NBA, NHL, and MLB.
Here’s the video of Rodgers’ comments:
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