Aaron Rodgers’ recent remarks about Jimmy Kimmel on The Pat McAfee Show stirred significant controversy, prompting Kimmel’s strong response and potential legal action. In response to the situation, ESPN issued an apology on behalf of Rodgers for his inaccurate joke about Kimmel.
However they initially refused to comment on the situation.
Rodgers had suggested that Kimmel might be associated with Jeffrey Epstein, claiming that “there’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, that are really hoping that doesn’t come out.” Kimmel refuted the accusation, emphasizing that he had no connection with Epstein and expressed concern about the safety of his family due to Rodgers’ comments.
“Aaron made a dumb and factually inaccurate joke about Jimmy Kimmel,” stated ESPN’s Mike Foss. “It should never have happened. We all realized that in the moment.”
While Rodgers has not addressed the matter publicly, ESPN appears to be distancing itself from his comments. The incident raises questions about the appropriateness of discussing sensitive topics like Jeffrey Epstein on McAfee’s platform, where Rodgers is expected to provide insights into football rather than delve into unrelated matters.