The Associated Press (AP) has dropped an NFL MVP voter who criticized Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers decision for deciding to remain unvaccinated.
Hub Arkush, who serves as the publisher for Pro Football Weekly, called Rodgers a “jerk” and criticized him for hurting his team for not wanting to get the COVID vaccine before writers voted for their MVP choice.
“I don’t think you can be the biggest jerk in the league and punish your team, and your organization and your fan base the way he did and be the Most Valuable Player,” Arkush told Chicago’s 670 The Score in January, just before the vote. “Has he been the most valuable on the field? Yeah, you could make that argument. But I don’t think he is clearly that much more valuable than Jonathan Taylor or Cooper Kupp or maybe even Tom Brady.”
What this really translates to is: Rodgers is an idiot for making a decision about his health based on personal freedom and not going with the tyrannical flow of the country.
The AP stated that they were letting Arkush go because he violated voting policy by revealing ahead of time what his decision would be (or not be, in this case). Whatever the case may be, it will be nice to know that at least one voter who apparently cares more about politics than football will not have apart in giving out the NFL’s most prestigious regular season reward.
Despite Arkush’s best efforts to potentially sway his colleagues' decisions, Rodgers got the last laugh. After finishing the season with 4,115 yards and 37 touchdown passes, Rodgers earned 39 of 50 first place votes to take home his fourth MVP honors.
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