The league issued a statement on Wednesday in response to questions over the Packers’ protocols following the revelation that Rodgers had not been vaccinated.
“The primary responsibility for enforcement of the COVID protocols within club facilities rests with each club,” the statement read, via NFL Network. “Failure to properly enforce the protocols has resulted in discipline being assessed against individual clubs in the past. The league is aware of the current situation in Green Bay and will be reviewing the matter with the Packers.”
Rodgers will be absent from Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs after multiple reports indicated he would be out 10 days because of the league’s policy for unvaccinated players who test positive.
According to the NFL Network, the reigning NFL MVP is not vaccinated but he told reportein August – when directly asked about his vaccine status – that he had been “immunized” and would not “judge those” who choose not to.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer noted in a tweet that Rodgers appeared to be in violation of COVID-19 protocols while talking to the media during press conferences, unmasked.
He reported in another tweet that the Packers have unvaccinated players speak to the media via zoom and that the NFL declined to comment on whether the Packers had flagged or warned the team about the protocol violations.