Aaron Rodgers, star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, responded today to online rumors from earlier this week alleging that he is a closeted gay man. The claims were made by a gossip website called The Fame Driven and the controversy was widely covered across the blogosphere, including here on The Bilerico Project.
Mercury News reports:
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, appearing on his weekly radio show ahead of Sunday's playoff rematch with the 49ers, disputed recent Internet rumors that he is gay.
"I'm just going to say I'm not gay," Rodgers said Tuesday on 540 ESPN Milwaukee. "I really, really like women. That's all I can really say about that."
That topic came up when he was asked about the positives and negatives of being a celebrity, to which the Chico native and Cal product talked about the "uncool side" of dealing with "crazy rumors."
"There's always going to be silly stuff out there in the media which you can't worry too much about, and I don't," Rodgers said. "So, just, keep on trucking. I think professional should be professional, and personal is personal."
So there you have it: not gay.