Mike McCarthy declares massage story ‘absurd’
Mike McCarthy is defending himself against a new article that reflected poorly upon him.
Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne published an in-depth look at the relationship between McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay on Thursday. One of the accusations made in the article was that McCarthy missed team meetings to get a massage.
The former Packers head coach told NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero that the story about him missing meetings for massages is “absurd.”
Former #Packers coach Mike McCarthy tells @TomPelissero on today’s article: “I’ve moved on from Green Bay.” As far as the massages, McCarthy told him, “To say I ever missed a meeting to get a massage is utterly absurd."
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2019
The article hit out at McCarthy pretty hard, so it’s no surprise that he is defensive. And he probably did a heck of a lot more work than not during his 13 seasons seasons with the team.
Beyond the massage story, the assertion that Aaron Rodgers did not think highly of McCarthy was another negative for the coach.