Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers held a conference call with Green Bay media last Friday, blasting the extended stay-at-home measures while stressing the significance of sports that "brings people together":
- "For many of us — and I've seen a lot of comments on this and obviously my story coming back from Peru before the country kind of went into a lockdown
— I think we all were buying into the idea of quarantine to flatten the curve 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."
- "I'm very hopeful that we can have a [football] season.
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+ million people on unemployment right now, we have rising poverty levels to go along with the unemployment, you have suicide hotline is up 8,000 percent."
- "There's really a lot of problems going on in the country right now associated with the fear around this pandemic and I hope that we can use some common sense moving forward
and make decisions that are going to be in the best interest of all people moving forward, and I hope that sports is a part of that at some point."Source