In a wide-ranging and deeply sourced piece for Bleacher Report, Tyler Dunne last week chronicled the dysfunction of the Packers during the Aaron Rodgers/Mike McCarthy Era as seen through the eyes of several former players and others associated with the team.
Some sources were on the record. Some were off. But the overall picture it painted was as detailed as it was unflattering.
On Monday, Rodgers spoke publicly for the first time about the report. Predictably, he was not happy.
"The thing is about the article, it's — it's not a mystery. This was a smear attack by a writer looking to advance his career talking with mostly irrelevant, bitter players who all have an agenda, whether they're advancing their own careers or just trying to stir old stuff up," Rodgers said on ESPN Milwaukee radio. "What happens is the same tired media folks picking it up and talking about it."
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