ESPN sports analyst Pat McAfee apologized Wednesday for earlier comments on quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ show that suggested comedian Jimmy Kimmel had ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
On Tuesday’s episode of the “Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers discussed the list of Epstein’s associates that will be released by a federal judge later this month. “A lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, are really hoping this doesn’t come out,” he said, and “If these charts come out, I’m definitely going to pop some kind of bottle.”
After the episode aired on Tuesday, Kimmel called out Rodgers on You won’t be like that.” Find my name on any ‘list’ other than obviously fake nonsense that soft-brained lunatics like you can’t separate from reality. Your careless words put my family in danger. “Keep it up and we will discuss the facts further in court.”
Host McAfee added an apology to the Rodgers-Kimmel feud on Tuesday, saying Rodgers was “just trying to talk trash.”
“I can totally understand why Jimmy Kimmel would feel that way, especially because of his position. But I think Aaron was just trying to talk trash. But did he go too far? Jimmy Kimmel definitely said that was the case,” McAfee said. “Frankly, we don’t like the fact that we’re associated with anything negative. We like our show to be uplifting, happy and fun. But that’s because we talk nonsense and try to make light of everything. Obviously people get very angry about some things, especially when it comes to such serious allegations, so we apologize for being a part of it.
McAfee added: “I can’t wait to hear what Aaron has to say about this. I hope these two can solve this problem. Not in terms of the court, but being able to chatter, moving on.”
Rodgers and Kimmel have taken jabs at each other before. After Rodgers discussed Epstein and UFOs on McAfee’s show last year, Kimmel mocked the New York Jets quarterback on his late-night show, saying “it might be time to reconsider the concussion protocol, Aaron.” He called Rodgers a “tinfoil hatter” and joked about his skepticism of the COVID vaccine.
Kimmel said in 2021 after Rodgers tested positive for Covid-19, despite saying he was “vaccinated”: “The only thing worse than not being vaccinated when you’re close to others is letting them think you’re vaccinated when you’re not.” .” “It’s basically the COVID equivalent of ‘The condom fell off.'”