Howard Stern Suggests Aaron Rodgers Has CTE After Footballer's Vaccine Comments

Howard Stern doubled down on his criticism of embattled NFL star Aaron Rodgers' vaccine comments, suggesting he has CTE during his show on Tuesday.

"You know you got no business researching it. Just go to your doctor. You f****** moron, Aaron Rodgers. Big dummy," he said during his show. "Probably has f****** onset of—what's that s*** when you get hit in the head too much?"

His comments were referring to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE, a degenerative brain disease believed to be linked to concussions. It is believed that many football players suffer from CTE, as concussions are caused by a forcible blow to the head.

Rodgers has been under fire after testing positive for COVID-19 last week after previously claiming he was "immunized." He was accused of lying and spreading misinformation about the virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone.

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Howard Stern has doubled down on his criticism of football star Aaron Rodgers over his vaccine comments on Tuesday. Above, the radio host is seen during a recording. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM

"Big dummy sitting there, 'I know what to do. I'm going to take horse f****** urine and stick it up my a**,'" Stern said, criticizing Rodgers for saying he has taken ivermectin after testing positive for the virus even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not authorized it as a treatment for COVID-19.

Stern also criticized Rodgers during his Monday show, saying he believes the NFL should "throw" him out of the league over his vaccine comments.

"This f****** guy—I don't watch football, sorry. I'm not a big fan. I know the guy's a real good football player—that's why they put up with his bulls***," Stern said on Monday.

He added, "You got doctors who study in medical school. I don't know what has happened to this country."

Rodgers has previously said he did "a lot of study" on the vaccines, claiming he is allergic to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines—the vaccinations produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. He was also hesitant to take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

He said also said that he spoke with podcaster Joe Rogan and has been doing "a lot of stuff that he recommended" to treat his illness, including taking ivermectin.

On Tuesday, Rodgers said he takes "full responsibility" for anybody who had been "misled" by his previous comments surrounding the vaccine.

"I made some comments that people might have felt were misleading and to anyone who felt misled by those comments, I take full responsibility for those comments," Rodgers said during an interview on The Pat McAfee Show podcast.

Stern is not the only person who has condemned Rodgers' comments. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw criticized him for lying, while Jeopardy! star Matt Amodio wrote on Twitter that Rodgers put other peoples' "health in danger."

"I'll give Aaron Rodgers some advice. It would have been nice if he had just come to the Naval Academy and learned how to be honest [and] learned not to lie," Bradshaw said on Sunday. "Because that's what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone."