The weird adventure of Aaron Rodgers’ toe has taken one more peculiar turn.
Rodgers has mentioned an expression of remorse from an author, Molly Knight, over a story she shared, yet didn’t compose.
In his question and answer session Wednesday, the Packers quarterback jumped on “disinformation” in a Wall Street Journal story that quoted his segment from the “Pat McAfee Show” where he kidded that he had COVID toe (and afterward suggested that he really had a wrecked pinky toe). The Journal story then, at that point, proceeded to depict how COVID toe is a genuine delayed consequence of the pandemic and incorporates sores.
In his presser, Rodgers put his toes up so that all might be able to see there were no injuries, then, at that point, mentioned a conciliatory sentiment from a not essayist writer the story.
“I have a fractured toe, so I expect a full apology from Molly Knight and whoever her editors were,” Rodgers said. “I did get a kick out of reading that article. That was very, very interesting. No I’ve never heard of COVID toe before. Pat made a joke about it on the show, and I mentioned yesterday that it’s worse than a turf toe and it must be a bone issue.
Aaron Rodgers requested an apology from a writer for a story she shared but didn’t write.
“I can’t believe I have to again come on here and talk about my medical information. But yeah, I have a fractured toe. I’ve never heard of COVID toe before. I have no lesions on my feet. That’s just a classic case of disinformation. It’s surprising coming from what used to be a reputable journalistic institution. But that’s just the world we live in these days.”
Molly Knight, who doesn’t work for the Wall Street Journal, has a Substack page where she covers baseball. She has recently composed for ESPN and The Athletic. The Wall Street Journal story was composed by Andrew Beaton.
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Knight had shared the Wall Street Journal story with a subtitle that said, “This is the thing that happens when you accept clinical guidance from Joe Rogan.” She erased the tweet when she was informed that “Coronavirus toe” was a joke from Rodgers.
Knight clarified the arrangement of occasions according to her point of view in an email to The Post.
“Today I tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal story about Aaron Rodgers, then went to a spin class and the local homeless feed where I volunteer,” Knight wrote. “Apparently he mentioned me by name in a press conference, because when I finished my work my social media feeds were full of unpleasant comments from Rodgers’ fans.
“I didn’t write the article Rodgers is upset about, but I guess in the grand scheme of things it’s not that big of a deal. I would like to thank Aaron for directing traffic to my Twitter feed, where I am raising money for blankets for our unhoused neighbors. It’s getting cold, and the number of people who need help in Southern California has ballooned in recent years, so every bit of awareness helps.”
After the question and answer session, Knight was immersed with tweets from irate Packers fans.
“Since there seems to be some confusion: I did not write the Aaron Rodgers Covid toe article,” Knight tweeted. “I do not work for the Wall Street Journal. Please stop all this hate. Thank you.”
“I have no idea why Aaron Rodgers said my name in a press conference,” Knight responded when asked by a replier why he named her. “I am only finding out about it now because it’s absolutely insane.