Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron
Rodgers has denied rumors he's gay.
“I'm just gong to say, I'm not gay,”
the 30-year-old Rodgers told ESPN
radio in Wisconsin on Tuesday. “I really, really like women.”
A series of tweets from former roommate
Lanflisi increased speculation on the Internet about Rodgers'
“Silence always comes with an
expiration date,” a cryptic message from September reads.
In a series of tweets in December, he
added, “I wish you would learn to love people and use things.. Not
the other way around.”
“All that time spent on 'us' is now
spent on 'me.' Which means I have more time to exercise, read,
write, dream and save. ..So I probably look better, smell better,
speak better and have extra money in my pocket. Damn, I'd probably
fall back in love with me too.”
When Sporting News asked Rodgers
in 2008 whether he lived with anyone, he answered: “I've got a
roommate, a guy I met in town. He works for the Packers now as an
athletic trainer, but he was interning when I met him and we just hit
it off. He's been great for me as far as great conversations outside
of football. Our friendship goes a lot deeper than what we do.”
On Tuesday, Rodgers dismissed the
rumors: “There's always going to be silly stuff out there in the
media which you can't worry too much about, and I don't. So, just,
keep on trucking.”
“I think professional should be
professional, and personal is personal,” he added.