Aaron Rodgers' Estranged Brother, Jordan, Calls Out Quarterback's California Wildfires Video

There's apparently still tension between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his estranged family.

Rodgers was criticized by his brother, SEC Network analyst and former Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers, via Twitter on Wednesday after posting a video pledging a $1 million donation to assist those impacted by the California wildfires.

Jordan called out his brother for not contacting family members -- specifically their mother -- who live in Northern California and have been affected by the recent wildfires, claiming that the quarterback's message "just feels like an act."

"PLEASE DONATE, SPREAD AWARENESS & SEND LOVE," he tweeted, repeating the elder Rodgers' statement."

"But when your own Mom is home alone during the fires, car packed ready to evacuate, & you miss the fundamental first step of compassion; calling your parents to make sure they are safe....

"Everything else just feels like an act."


But when your own Mom is home alone during the fires, car packed ready to evacuate, & you miss the fundamental first step of compassion; calling your parents to make sure they are safe....

Everything else just feels like an act. https://t.co/glzDfqwsKz

— Jordan Rodgers (@JRodgers11) November 21, 2018

The Packers quarterback's estrangement from his family has been widely documented for several years. While competing on "The Bachelorette" in 2016, Jordan Rodgers revealed that Aaron and the family experienced a falling out.

The younger Rodgers has made several references to the estrangement since then, while also seemingly throwing shade at his brother in an Instagram post for National Sibling Day in April in which he credits their other brother, Luke, but makes no reference to Aaron.

"He is the coolest, best dressed, has the biggest heart, lovable, best griller, little kid big brother I could ask for. Love you bro!" Jordan Rodgers wrote in the Instagram caption for the photo showing the two brothers. "Still jealous of your facial hair… #butnotthebodyhair."

A source close to Aaron Rodgers told People magazine that he still loves his brothers very much, but noted that "there is always drama between them."

"Yes, that was probably intentional, and the whole family knows it," the source said of Jordan's Instagram post. "They are so passive-aggressive sometimes. They are just like any other family, with petty arguments and jealousy and all the other things. But at the end of the day, they really do love each other. But the relationship is strained."

Aaron Rodgers has declined questions regarding his family, claiming that he finds it inappropriate to discuss "family matters" publicly.

Former NFL players Shawne Merriman and TJ Houshmandzadeh apparently agree with the quarterback, calling Jordan Rodgers' Twitter response "embarrassing" during an appearance on FOX Sports' "Speak for Yourself" Wednesday.

"This is bad, man and it's embarrassing," Merriman said. "I think the one thing [Jordan's] forgetting is that you're embarrassing your parents more than you are Aaron Rodgers. You're talking about your own son not calling you and checking on you and making sure you're okay, making sure your well-being is okay.

"It's out there now that we know that they're feuding. [Jordan's] talked about it on his reality show, he's talked about it in different publications, we've seen this already, we know that they have a problem. The biggest problem is it puts your parents in the spotlight to answer questions about 'why is Aaron not checking on you guys when you evacuate?'

"Something is going on between the brothers that they just don't get along," Houshmandzadeh added. "That's exactly what it is and it's what you said, it's embarrassing. It feels like an act. Whenever you give $1 million of your money, it's not an act. You care for the people because that's the environment you grew up in.

"Whenever you come out of your own pocket and say, 'I'm donating $1 million,' it's not an act."

T.J. Houshmandzadeh believes Jordan Rodgers' comments towards brother Aaron Rodgers were completely inappropriate and embarrassing to their family. pic.twitter.com/gMarO3cxHb

— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) November 21, 2018

Either way, it doesn't seem like this sad story will have a happy ending any time soon, with things seemingly as tensious as ever between Rodgers and his family.