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Greg Jennings apologizes for his comments about Aaron Rodgers

August 02, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Greg Jennings went from the Packers to the Vikings in the off-season.
Greg Jennings went from the Packers to the Vikings in the off-season. (Carlos Gonzalez / MCT )

Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings, who earlier this week said that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was touted so much that Rodgers had a hard time blaming himself for any mistakes, apologized to his former teammate on Thursday.

“Aaron’s a phenomenal quarterback,” Jennings, who played with Rodgers at Green Bay from 2006-12, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “He knows that. No one needs to tell him that. What he’s done over the course of the last five years? Phenomenal. He set the bar high for quarterbacks in this league. He set the bar high for offenses in this league. Everything I say is all out of fun. I’m just saying something just to say it. They know that’s not me.”

But, he said he has not called Rodgers personally to apologize.

“No. For what?” Jennings asked. “I’m apologizing right now. I feel if I apologize right here, he’ll hear that. Will you make sure he hears that?”

And what about Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier telling Jennings to stop talking about Rodgers?

“I was on the field and he ran over to me and asked me what I said,” Jennings said. “That was really the gist of it. He said,`Keep it about our guys.’ Literally, that was it. I don’t really recall saying anything negative about Aaron or anyone over there, but, hey, I apologize.”


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