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ESPN calls Aaron Rodgers' Jimmy Kimmel comments 'dumb and factually inaccurate,' will continue his appearances

Jan 6, 2024

An ESPN executive responded Friday to Aaron Rodgers' latest controversial comments on "The Pat McAfee Show," three days after the New York Jets quarterback implied late-night host Jimmy Kimmel would be exposed as an acquaintance of convicted child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

In a short statement to Front Office Sports' Michael McCarthy, ESPN senior vice president of digital and studio production Mike Foss lambasted the unfounded claim about a fellow Disney employee, but conceded that Rodgers' paid ESPN appearances would continue.

From FOS:

“Pat announced today that he’s planning on Aaron joining the show Tuesday. Aaron made a dumb and factually inaccurate joke about Jimmy Kimmel,” Foss tells Front Office Sports on Friday. “The show will continue to evolve. It wouldn’t surprise me if Aaron’s role evolves with it.”

Source: Yahoo Sports

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