The strange adventure of Aaron Rodgers on his toes has taken another bizarre turn.
Rodgers has requested an apology from a writer named Molly Knight for the story she wrote, but she has not written.
At his press conference on Wednesday, the Packers quarterback barraged against “misinformation.” In the Wall Street Journal story It quoted his section from the “Pat McAfee Show” where he joked that he had a COVID toe (and later suggested he had a really broken pinky toe). The journal story then went on to explain how the COVID toe covered the true impact of the infectious disease and the injuries.
In his presser, Rodgers put his toes on everyone to see if there were any injuries, and then requested an apology from the writers who didn’t write the story.
“I have a fractured toe, so I expect full forgiveness from Molly Knight and her editors,” Rodgers said. “I got a kick out of reading that article. It was very interesting. No, I had never heard of Covid Toe before. Pat joked about it on the show and I said yesterday it was worse than a turf toe and it should be a bone problem.
“I can’t believe I should come back here and talk about my medical information. But that’s just the world we live in these days.
Molly Knight, who doesn’t work for the Wall Street Journal, has a substock page that covers baseball. He previously wrote for ESPN and The Athletic. The Wall Street Journal story was written by Andrew Beaton.
The Post and the Wall Street Journal are both part of News Corporation.
Knight shared the Wall Street Journal story with the caption, “This is what happens when you get medical advice from Joe Rogan.” She deleted the tweet when she said “COVID toe” was a joke by Rodgers.
Knight explained the sequence of events from her perspective in an email to The Post.
“Today I tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal story about Aaron Rodgers, then I went to a spin class and a local homeless feed where I volunteered,” Knight wrote. “Apparently he mentioned me by name at a press conference because when I finished my job, my social media feeds were filled with negative comments from Rodgers fans.
“I didn’t write an article about Rodgers being upset, but I think it’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. I want to thank Aaron for directing traffic to my Twitter feed, where I’m raising money for blankets for our homeless neighbors. Balloon has been around in recent years, so every bit of awareness helps.
After the press conference, Knight was overwhelmed by the tweets of angry Packers fans.
“There seems to be some confusion: I didn’t write the Aaron Rodgers Covid Toe article.” Knight tweeted. “I don’t work for the Wall Street Journal. Please stop all this hate. Thank you. “
“I don’t know why Aaron Rodgers said my name at a press conference.” Knight responded When asked why he named her. “I find out about it now because it’s absolutely insane.
“How in the world? It is very surreal. Please stop harassing me. Please. I did not write the article.