The Green Bay Packers have the dominant NFL MVP in the league this season, but the intricacies of Aaron Rodgers’ character extend far beyond the football field lines.
The NFL hasn’t released a statement on the quarterback since it was revealed during Wednesday’s broadcast that he used a plant hallucinogen called ayahuasca while visiting South America in 2020.
It is not clear what, if any, punitive powers the university has through its code of conduct policy, especially given that Rodgers was merely a verbal admission about drug activity that occurred years ago on a different continent. However, the US government classifies ayahuasca as a Schedule I drug, which places it in the same category with heroin, LSD (commonly known as acid), ecstasy and marijuana.
Ayahuasca also contains an NFL-banned substance known as DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine). That fact could open a different can of worms for Rodgers, although any attempt by the NFL to punish him for such a violation would not be backed by a positive drug test – unless QB continues to use the hallucinogen since returning from South America and tests positive. Later.
If Rodgers misses a game in 2022 for any reason, former first-round draft pick and third-year reserve quarterback Jordan Love will fill in under the position.
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The former NFL player indicates that the league is unhappy with Rodgers
Shannon Sharp, a former NFL expert and senior sports analyst for Fox, spoke to TMZ Sports on Friday and said he believes Rodgers may have caused some problems with Commissioner Roger Goodell by admitting to drug use.
I don’t know that the NFL is too happy to take hallucinogens. I’m sure the commissioner will reach out and talk to him. I’m sure the NFL will probably call him and say, “That’s not a good look.”
[Rodgers’ use of ayahuasca] It seems strange to me. But whatever helps a person become a better person and find their inner self, I’m great at it.
Rodgers QB Packer said drug use led to the best career seasons
Rodgers opened up about his use of hallucinations and how it helped him become a more successful football player as part of the August 3 issue of the Aubrey Marcus Podcast.
Rodgers added that the reason the experiment was useful was that it allowed him to “love [himself] Unconditionally.” He said the results led to improved mental health and improved relationships with his teammates, which Rodgers directly credited with helping him win back-to-back MVP awards over the past two seasons.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence. I really do. I don’t believe in chance at this point. It is the universe that brings things to happen when they are meant to happen.
there [are] Signals and simultaneity are all around us at all times — if we’re awake enough to see and absorb them and listen to our intuition when it talks to us or hits us in the head saying, “Hey you idiot, that’s what you’re supposed to do.”
Whatever the reason, it’s hard to argue that the last two seasons haven’t been the best in Rodgers’ career. He was named to the Pro Bowl and was named the first All Pro team of the two years while leading the entire league in the QB rankings.
During those two campaigns, Rodgers also had 8,414 passing yards and 85 touchdowns, compared to just nine interceptions. He also rushed for 250 yards and six touchdowns.
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