One of the more ridiculous story lines to emerge from the Packers’ three-game losing streak is that Aaron Rodgers’ spotty play of late might have something to do with his personal life — and specifically, his relationship with actress Olivia Munn.
This has mostly come in the form of Internet comments, though it has reached the point of getting to the mainstream. Notably, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky addressed it in a piece regarding five possible reasons why Rodgers is struggling. On that same link, there’s a video clip of talking heads discussing the same issue.
Demovsky wrote: “A longtime NFL agent told me recently that when he sees one of his top-performing clients play differently, as Rodgers has of late, the first thing he wonders is if something is going on in his personal life. There's no indication that Rodgers’ relationship status has changed. Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers’ girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives.”
I’d say Demovsky wrote this pretty delicately, but he went there nonetheless. And Munn called him out for it on Twitter with a pretty great tweet: “Playing it fast & loose w/the journalism @. Your professional skills are lacking… you must be having personal problems at home.”
She followed up with a tweet that read, in part, “The trolls can have their comments, it’s not them I’m calling out, it’s the journalists.”