Aaron Rodgers appears to be unperturbed by the blogosphere buzz surrounding the nature of his relationship with Kevin Lanflisi, his former
boyfriend personal assistant and roommate. In his first game in nearly two months, the Green Bay Packers quarterback led his team to a stunning victory against the Chicago Bears yesterday. Sports wags are calling it the most dramatic comeback of the season with Rodgers throwing a 48-yard touchdown pass with just 38 seconds left. Yay!
However, the same can’t be said for all members of the Rodgers clan. A person claiming to be Edward, Aaron’s father, has contacted Kenneth Walsh, who operates the fun blog Kenneth in the (212), to express his outrage at Walsh’s write up of the alleged outing of his son, whom he insists is not only 100 percent hetero but engaged to a “beautiful Christian woman.” (Aren’t they always?)
Rodgers pere writes:
I’m Aaron’s dad and this is a disgusting post. Aaron is actually engaged to a beautiful Christian woman. You are a slime ball for spreading this bullshit. How would you like your sorry ass sued!!!
The industrious Walsh wasted no time in playing internet sleuth and found a photo of the alleged couple on a sports gossip site (this is really a thing!) and the following description of said beauty:
Super Bowl MVP’s have their pick of the litter…Anyone they want, anytime…Aaron Rodgers didn’t make the rules, he’s just enjoying them…Here’s Aaron Rodgers with his latest girlfriend Destiny Newton frolicking on the beach…She’s blond…check…Tramp stamp…check…Stripper name…check…and looks like she’s up for a good time…My source tells me Aaron has been seeing Destiny for about a month, but it’s nothing too serious yet…
Not your run-of-the-mill Christian beauty, right? While it hasn’t yet been confirmed that the email was indeed from A.Rodge’s father, who works as a chiropractor specializing in sports-related injuries in Chico, Calif., Queerty readers have been alerting us to related stories since we broke the news about the Rodgers-Lanflisi speculation this past weekend.
OutSports reveals that Aaron’s brother Jordan, who was a quarterback at Vanderbilt University, has history as an antigay activist. In which case if the man who sent the nasty email to Walsh is indeed the patriarch of the athlete brothers, it’s understandable why Aaron, if he is gay, isn’t swinging the closet door open just yet.
Another Queerty reader named Amber let us know that rumors about the Packers champ have been brewing for months and sent us a screen grab of a comment on an NFL site she came across recently.
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