A lot of things we do are inappropriate, like telling the driver that just cut you off exactly what you think of him.
That doesn’t necessarily make them wrong. Said driver may indeed lack intelligence, as you pointed out, but maybe that’s something that isn’t appropriate to note.
So, when Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked about the negative comments he made about ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser and Ron Jaworski on the radio earlier this week, he termed them inappropriate, but he didn’t back off.
“Unfortunately the message of really in jest talking about that, it was probably inappropriate for that setting and I didn’t mean to offend anybody personally,” Rodgers said today. “I have a lot of respect for those guys and what they do. It’s something that I know is more difficult than it looks at times and I meant no personal disrespect to anybody and I apologize if any of them took offense to what I said. Unfortunately the translation is often lost when it’s on radio, not on TV.”
Earlier in the week, Rodgers described Kornheiser as terrible and said he didn’t know anything about sports. Rodgers said Jaworski gave him a bad review coming out of college and now kisses his ass every time he sees him.
Both Kornheiser and Jaworski were teamed on Monday Night Football during the 2008 season, but Kornheiser has since been replaced by Jon Gruden.
In response to Rodgers’ comments, Kornheiser took the high road.
“My guess is that his comments had to do with the fact that during his first season, I was publicly critical of the Packers, which had a 13-3 team, and got rid of [Brett] Favre for an untested player,” Kornheiser said. “Jaws and I went back and forth on this 1,000 times on TV and with Wilbon 1,000 times on TV. But if he thinks I’m no good, he wouldn’t be the first. Or the last.”
That’s true, Tony.