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Rodgers to NBC: 'Disappointed' news of rift has come out

It's the first time the Packers QB has publicly acknowledged news of his conflict with Packers management.
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Posted at 3:33 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 16:33:20-04

LOUISVILLE (NBC 26) — Aaron Rodgers is "disappointed" news of his rift with Packers management has come to light, and said he loves Green Bay, Packers fans and the Packers franchise.

That's according to Mike Tirico of NBC Sports. Tirico reported during NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage that he spoke with Rodgers, who is at the event in Louisville.

"There is a chasm between management and the reigning NFL MVP," Tirico said. "We're just not sure how this will play out."

Tirico said Rodgers did not want to talk on camera.

On Thursday, it was reported that Rodgers wants to be traded from Green Bay amid tensions with the front office dating back to the selection of quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of last year's draft.

The Packers have continually said they will not trade the reigning MVP.