Aaron Rodgers Says He Wasn't Trying to Accuse Jimmy Kimmel of Pedophilia

The Super Bowl champ said he's not "stupid enough" to accuse Kimmel without having "concrete evidence."

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Aaron Rodgers says that contrary to popular belief, he wasn't trying to accuse or imply that Jimmy Kimmel is a pedophile.

On Tuesday's broadcast of The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers addressed the comments he made during his previous appearance on the show, when he said he was ready to pop open a bottle once a list of Jeffrey Epstein's associates was released to the public. "A lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, are really hoping that doesn't come out," he said at the time.

After Kimmel hit back at Rodgers on social media and via a scathing monologue, Rodgers tried to issue a mea culpa of sorts.

"I totally understand how serious an allegation of pedophilia would be. So [for] him to be upset about that, I get it," he said on Tuesday. "I'm not stupid enough — even though you think I'm an idiot, and you've made a lot of comments about my intelligence — but I'm not stupid enough to accuse you of that with absolutely zero evidence, concrete evidence. That's ridiculous."

He continued, "So I'm glad, and I think we can agree on something, it's that, one: Those crimes are heinous. And two: I'm glad you're not on a list because those who are on this list — and this I think we can agree on — that, at minimum, there should be an inquiry into their involvement. Especially if they went to the island. And at maximum, there should be an investigation into it."

"I'm not stupid enough to accuse you of that with absolutely zero concrete evidence."

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Rodgers also seemed to hit back at the notion that he's falling further into the world of conspiracy theories and far right lunacy.

"I was referring to the fact that, if there's a list — which again, this hasn't come out yet, this is just a deposition — and there are names on it, then that would be the second time that a soft brain, junior college student, wacko, anti-vax, antisemite, purveyor, spreader of misinformation, conspiracy theorist, MAGA, whatever other things have been said by him and the media, would be right twice," he added.

Kimmel had previously responded to Rodgers's comments with a tweet that said he never “met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any ‘list’ other than the clearly phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality.” 

Kimmel also claimed Rodgers put his family in danger and threatened legal action if the Super Bowl champion wanted to keep going with his take. Kimmel has yet to respond to Rodger's latest comments.

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