Aaron Rodgers Packers may face the NFL reprimand for drug use

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Aaron Rodgers ahead of the Capital One game in 2022.

The Green Bay Packers have the reigning NFL MVP as quarterback this season, but the complexity of Aaron Rodgers’ personality extends well beyond the pitch.

The NFL has made no statement regarding the quarterback since it revealed on Wednesday’s podcast that it used a plant-based hallucinogen called ayahuasca while visiting South America in 2020.

It is unclear what criminal powers, if any, the league has at its disposal through its code of conduct policy, especially considering that Rodgers was merely a verbal admission to drug activity that took place many years ago on another continent. However, the US government classifies Ayahuasca as a List I drug, which places it in the same category with heroin, LSD (commonly known as acid), ecstasy, and marijuana.

Ayahuasca also contains an NFL banned substance known as DMT (N, N-dimethyltryptamine). This fact could potentially open up another can of worms for Rodgers, although any attempt by the NFL to punish him for such a violation would not be backed by a positive drug test – unless QB continues to use the hallucinogen since returning from South America and the tests are subsequently positive.

Had Rodgers missed any matches in 2022 for any reason, former first-round player and third reserve-year quarterback Jordan Love would have been placed below center.

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A former NFL player suggests the League is dissatisfied with Rodgers

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GettyShannon Sharpe after induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: Joe Robbins / Getty Images)

Shannon Sharpe, the former tight end of the NFL and a prominent sports analyst at Fox, spoke to TMZ Sports on Friday and said he believed Rodgers may have gotten into trouble with Commissioner Roger Goodell by admitting his drug use.

I don’t know if the NFL is too happy about taking hallucinogens. I am sure the Commissioner will contact him and speak to him. I’m sure the NFL will probably call him and say, “That’s not good looking.”

[Rodgers’ use of ayahuasca] seems strange to me. But whatever helps a person become a better person and find their inner self, I don’t mind.


Packers’ QB Rodgers said drug use led to the best seasons of his career

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GettyQuarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers watches during the fourth quarter break against the Baltimore Ravens at the M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rodgers opened up about his use of hallucinogens and how it helped him become a more successful footballer as part of the August edition of Aubrey Marcus’s podcast.

The reason the experience was useful, Rodgers continued, is because it allowed him to “love [himself] absolutely”. He said the results are improved mental health and improved relationships with colleagues, which Rodgers directly credited with helping him win more MVP awards in the past two seasons.


Aaron Rodgers’ challenging journey to himself Love and Mental Health | Aubrey Marcus PodcastIn a sports world where every word and every action is analyzed by experts and bloggers alike, it is rare for an athlete at the top of the game to share the harsh and defenseless truth. In this unprecedented podcast, Super Bowl winner Aaron Rodgers shares with radical authenticity on his challenging journey to …2022-08-03T12: 54: 47Z

I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Really not. At this point, I don’t really believe in coincidences. It is the universe that makes things happen when they are meant to happen.

Over there [are] signs and synchronicities around us all the time – if we’re awake enough to see them and receive them and listen to our intuition when talking to us or hitting us on the head saying, “Hey stupid, here’s what you should be doing.

Whatever the reason, it’s hard to argue that his last two seasons haven’t been the best of Rodgers’ career. He was elected to the Pro Bowl and was named First Team All Pro in both years, leading the entire league in the QB Ranking.

In those two campaigns, Rodgers also scored 8,414 yards of passing and 85 touchdowns, compared to just nine steals. He also rushed for 250 yards and six touchdowns.

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