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#pounditFriday, December 4, 2020

Aaron Rodgers hoping for ‘common sense’ regarding coronavirus response

Aaron Rodgers

There has been a lot of disagreement over whether certain states should loosen stay-at-home restrictions and begin returning to normal life, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has given us a glimpse into the way he views the controversial topic.

In a conference call with the media on Friday, Rodgers hinted that he is in favor of stay-at-home orders being lifted. He compared quarantine orders to being under “house arrest.”

“I think we all were buying into the idea of quarantine to flatten the curve,” Rodgers said, as transcribed by TMZ. “And, I think there are a lot of questions now that it’s more of a house arrest to find a cure with people wondering exactly what that means as far as the future of the country and the freedoms we’re allowed to have at this point.”

Rodgers said he sees a lot of problems around the country that have been created by fear, and he is hoping people will use “common sense” going forward.

“I think the important thing to think about, though, which is more important than that is the state of the country and the fact that we have 36-plus million people on unemployment right now; you have obviously rising poverty levels to go along with the unemployment, you have suicide hotline is up 8,000 percent,” he added.

Not surprisingly, Rodgers said he is “very hopeful” the NFL season will proceed as scheduled.

While some states have reopened for business more quickly and aggressively than others, it seems like professional sports will resume in the very near future. The governor of California had initially said he did not envision sports resuming during the summer, but the administration indicated on Monday that its stance has changed significantly.

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