Prevea Health and Aaron Rodgers end partnership after vaccine controversy
Wisconsin-based healthcare organization Prevea Health and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have announced they are ending their partnership.
In a statement posted to social media, Prevea and Rodgers said their partnership will end as of Saturday.
The quarterback has been a spokesperson for Prevea since 2012 and has supported his healthcare initiatives in Badger State.
“Prevea Health remains deeply committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read. “This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent the virus from having a significant impact on lives and livelihoods. “
An announcement from Prevea Health and Aaron Rodgers regarding their partnership. pic.twitter.com/TEesvDBl3T
– Prévea Health (@Prevea) November 6, 2021
The announcement comes after Rodgers sparked controversy when he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, months after telling reporters he had been “immune” to the virus.
Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Friday, the quarterback said he was “in the sights of the wide-awake crowd right now” and blamed the press for assuming he wanted say he was vaccinated when he said he was immune.
Rodgers said he received medical treatment for COVID-19 this summer, which the NFL refused to accept as a vaccination. He did not specify what the treatment consisted of.
In a press release at the end of last month, the NFL said 94 percent of players in its league are vaccinated and nearly 100 percent of its staff are vaccinated. The league says unvaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 10 days.