- Aaron Rodgers was on the sidelines as the Jets were beaten by the Chargers
- The 39-year-old quarterback was seen dropping a beaker-shaped bottle
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Aaron Rodgers has spoken out after rumors began swirling that he dropped a bong on the sidelines before the New York Jets’ defeat by the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night.
Rodgers was supporting his teammates as he continues to recover from a torn Achilles. He was among those at MetLife Stadium as the Jets were beaten 27-6 by Los Angeles.
Before the game, the 39-year-old was seen picking up a black box on the sidelines, only for a clear beaker-shaped bottle to fall out and begin leaking on to the turf.
Before long, social media was awash with suggestions that the suspicious-looking bottle was in fact a bong used to smoke marijuana.
But, speaking on the Pat McAfee Show on Friday, Rodgers revealed it was in fact a bottle of tequila he had received as a gift.
Aaron Rodgers has addressed rumors he dropped a bong on the sidelines at MetLife Stadium
The 39-year-old confirmed it was in fact a bottle of tequila that he had been given as a gift
‘That was not a bong, first of all,’ Rodgers said. ‘There’s a gentleman named John Sutcliffe, he is the ESPN Deportes sideline reporter and he’s tried to interview me in Spanish a few times with some funny results.
Rodgers explained: ‘I was walking off the field with my Maestro Dobel tequila that John Sutcliffe gives me every time he sees me on Monday Night Football… I go to pick it back up, s*** falls out and I lose half my tequila.
‘So, shout out to John for bringing me tequila, shout out to Maestro Dobel… shout out to bongs everywhere, but that was not one of them.”
Rodgers’ use of alternative medicines such as ayahuasca is well-documented but the quarterback was not offended that people thought he might have a bong on the sidelines.
Instead he was disappointed that people’s ‘conspiracy theories’ weren’t more outlandish. ‘I feel it should’ve been something more like dolphin semen or Giants tears or something better than that,’ he joked.