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Greg Jennings Dishes the Dirt on Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodger

Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is clearly quite angry with Aaron Rodgers.  It is no secret that Rodgers has fractured relationships with his football family.  However, his former teammates haven’t had much to say about the start quarterback.  Aside from the media hoopla over Rodgers’ lack of a relationship with former Packers gunslinger Brett Favre, little else is known about Rodgers sociability with his fellow gridiron warriors.  The full picture of Rodgers as a teammate, friend, and human is beginning to take shape now that his former wideout, Jennings, is speaking up. 

What Did Jennings Say?

Greg Jennings made waves when he revealed his relationship with Rodgers is “non-existent.”  It is an alarming admission considering Jennings was Rodgers’ top pass catcher up until the arrival of Davante Adams.  Jennings played for the Packers from ’06 to ’12.  When reflecting on Rodgers’ success this season, Jennings revealed to the Pioneer Press that he does not have a relationship with Rodgers.  

Jennings stated, “We don’t text, we don’t communicate like that.  We haven’t had an official sit down, like bring it all in for a hug, since I left Green Bay. .. We had a great relationship [in Green Bay] … Our relationship now has been non-existent. I tried to reach out to refurbish it but haven’t had any success. The acceptance from his side has just not been there.”

Jennings ultimately departed the Packers in ’13 to play for the Minnesota Vikings, yet it appears as though he would have preferred that Rodgers kept in touch with him.  Jennings started to refer to Rodgers as “12” during his time in Minnesota.  This number is a reference to Rodgers’ number.  Jennings would also refer to Rodgers as “the guy they have now” when asked questions about him during his tenure as a Viking.

A Lack of Accountability

Jennings appears to have a beef with Rodgers’ failure to take accountability for his professional shortcomings and personal failures.  Jennings stated Rodgers is a “great person” yet insists the media over-focuses on the positives.  Jennings paints the picture of Rodgers being presented as the league’s golden boy by a non-critical media.  

“It’s hard for someone to see that now because all they’ve heard is ‘I’m doing it the right way, I’m perfect’. In actuality, we all have flaws,” Jennings stated during his interview with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The former star wideout went on to tell the Pioneer Press that when the Packers matched up with the Vikings, he reached out to Rodgers to rekindle their friendship.  However, Rodgers was non-responsive, and did not reciprocate.  It is possible Rodgers took offense to Jennings’ references to him as “that guy” and “number 12”, making the rebuff that much more understandable.

Jennings elaborated on his attempt to re-spark the relationship with Rodgers, stating, “When we played them going back to Lambeau and [at Minnesota], we talked and I apologized.  Those were my feelings [at the time], but there was no need for me to say those things. It was done out of frustration, anger, because I wanted my career to remain and be knotted up like a nice little bow in Green Bay.”

Jennings is Still Relevant

At this point, readers might be wondering why Jennings’ opinion matters.  After all, the former wideout is retired.  However, Jennings’ opinion holds sway in the Green Bay community.  Fans of the Packers listen closely when Jennings talks, especially when he touches on the highly sensitive topic of Rodgers.  Cheeseheads have not forgotten that Rodgers demanded a trade this past offseason.  Though Rodgers was not dealt, there is a chance he will play elsewhere next season.

Jennings retired five years ago yet he is still active in the NFL scene, working as a TV analyst.  It is worth noting Jennings caught Rodgers’ first-ever NFL touchdown pass.  Jennings also won a Super Bowl with Rodgers a decade ago.  

Jennings has attempted to reconnect with Rodgers in the past.  Jennings states he attempted to bridge the gap with the star quarterback several times in recent years.  Jennings made those comments on Michael Irvin’s popular podcast earlier in the year.  

Jennings told Irving he extended an olive branch to Rodgers through direct messages on social media and even in-person.  The two awkwardly ran into each other at a Milwaukee Bucks games three seasons ago.  Jennings states he tapped Rodgers on the shoulder and insists Rodgers was defensive during the interaction.  

Jennings is Not the Only Former Teammate Critical of Rodgers

Though most former Packers are tight-lipped about Rodgers simply because he has become such a controversial figure, Jermichael Finley, a former Packer tight-end has also spoken out.  Finley was highlighted by Rodgers during an interview with ESPN, who stated he is bothered by the fact that Finley and Jennings are the only two former teammates to speak negatively about him.  Rodgers went on to question why those two are incapable of moving on.

 

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The Inside Scoop on Tristan Thompson’s Paternity Results

Maralee Nichols, a personal trainer and former flame of Tristan Thompson, is in the news for her viral reaction to the former basketball player’s paternity results.  Nichols made a public statement in response to the DNA test results that prove Thompson is the father of her 1-month-old infant.  This is an interesting development, since Thompson refused to acknowledge he was the father of the infant until receiving scientific proof.  Indeed, Thompson is now confirmed as the father of the child.

The personal trainer’s representative provided Page Six with an exclusive statement earlier in the week, stating, “There was never any doubt that Tristan Thompson was the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby.  Tristan made numerous false and defamatory statements and declarations about Maralee over the past few months, and she is taking his contrite statement today in the context of all of those statements.”

Thompson Admits He is the Father

Thompson, 30, a forward with the Sacramento Kings, admitted he is the father of the infant in a lengthy statement posted to his Instagram account earlier in the week.  The baller’s statement also included a seemingly heartfelt apology to his former flame, Khloe Kardashian.  Thompson apologized to Kardashian for cheating on her.  However, this is not the first time Thompson has cheated on Kardashian.  

Thompson’s full statement reads: “Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols.  I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son.  I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both privately and publicly.”

Is Thompson Sincere?

Some social media users are questioning whether Thompson’s comments are genuine or if he is pretending to have turned over a new leaf and is still the same conniving sexual deviant under the surface.  It has been alleged that Thompson requested that Nichols have an abortion.  Thompson allegedly accused Nichols of attempting to “gain” fame.  

The basketball player even went as far as threatening Nichols over child support as revealed in legal documents pertaining to the paternity lawsuit.  As a result, it makes sense that Nichols and social media users are questioning whether Thompson’s statement made earlier in the week is sincere.

Lamar Odom Chimes In

Kardashian’s former husband, Lamar Odom, has lent his support during this difficult time, stating, “I truly wish nothing but the best for her and I’m hoping we can reconnect and talk one day as friends.” 

Odom, 42, made the comments on Facebook when discussing the paternity test results.  He went on to state that Kardashian is a good person.  Odom even went as far as stating Kardashian “…deserves the world.”

Thompson is the father of True, a 3-year-old daughter, with Kardashian.  The former basketball star also has a 5-year-old son named Prince with his ex, Jordan Craig.  At the moment, Thompson has three publicly-known children.  However, he seems to have no problem getting around, so there is the possibility that his family is much larger than publicly revealed.  It seems as though the women Thompson romanticizes have no qualms with engaging in affairs with a married man.  Nor do these women seem to have any interest in using contraceptives, likely because the prospect of child support for nearly two decades from a multimillionaire is quite appealing.

How Will Kardashian React to the News?

Kardashian has not issued a public comment, aside from a short statement made through her publicist.  Only time will tell if she publicly acknowledges her ex’s statement and apology.  Kardashian threw in the towel on the relationship with Thompson after alleging he had an affair with Sydney Chase, an Instagram model.  Furthermore, it is also interesting to note Thompson’s fling with Nichols had not been revealed when the allegations of the Chase affair were made. 

It is widely known that Thompson cheated on his now-ex back in ’18 when she was pregnant.  Kardashian was carrying the couple’s daughter, True, at the time of the affair.  It is also known that Thompson also had an affair one year later with Jordyn Woods, the former best friend of Kylie Jenner.  

Where Does Thompson Go From Here?

Thompson will now be on the hook for child support for 18 years.  Nichols’ paternity lawsuit against the basketball player is still pending in a court of law.  The paternity suit includes demands for child support and fees related to pregnancy.  

Stay tuned in the days and weeks ahead as even more juicy information about Thompson’s paternity test, and the ensuing child support and litigation in family court are revealed.  

 

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