Longtime reporter and NFL MVP voter Hub Arkush said Tuesday that he will not be voting for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers because he’s “the biggest jerk in the league,” according to ESPN. On Wednesday, Rodgers fired back.
“I think he’s a bum. I think he’s an absolute bum. He doesn't know me. I don't know who he is; no one knew who he was, probably, until yesterday's comments,” Rodgers said. “To say he had his mind made up in the summertime, in the offseason, that I had zero chance of winning MVP, in my opinion, should exclude future votes.”
Arkush made the comments on Chicago radio station 670 The Score where he said his issue with Rodgers was that he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
"If he wants to go on a crusade and collude and come up with an extra letter to put on the award just for this season and make it the Most Valuable Vaccinated Player, then he should do that,” Rodgers continued.
Arkush reappeared on The Score Wednesday saying he made a big mistake by revealing his thoughts on the award and putting other voters in a position to explain their reasoning behind their votes.
"The only thing I can do going forward is respect what I failed to respect last night and just not talk about it anymore until after the awards have been given," Arkush said.