Jimmy Kimmel denied and clapped again at Aaron Rodgers for claiming he was linked to the late Jeffrey Epstein.
“Pricey A–gap: for the file, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact in any way with Epstein, nor will you discover my title on any ‘listing’ aside from the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like your self can’t appear to tell apart from actuality,” Kimmel, 56, wrote by way of X (previously Twitter) on Tuesday, January 2. “Your reckless phrases put my household at risk. Stick with it and we’ll debate the information additional in court docket. @AaronRodgers12.”
Kimmel’s feedback got here hours after Rodgers, 40, appeared on the Tuesday episode of The Pat McAfee Present. Whereas chatting on the sports activities web present, Rodgers talked a couple of conspiracy concept on how the NFL’s Tremendous Bowl emblems predict which groups will play the massive recreation that season. Because the present’s panel was perplexed about Rodgers’ opinions, cohost AJ Hawk jokingly requested if the quarterback’s level had something to do with an alleged listing of Epstein’s associates.
“There’s lots of people, together with Jimmy Kimmel, who’re actually hoping that listing doesn’t come out,” Rodgers retorted.
McAfee reminded viewers that Kimmel poked enjoyable at Rodgers for his invested curiosity within the concept and joked that the New York Jets star was “ready in his wine cellar” for the information.
‘I’ll inform you what, if that listing comes out, I’ll undoubtedly be popping some kind of bottle,’ Rodgers added.
Us Weekly has reached out to Kimmel and Rodgers’ reps for remark.
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Rodgers has been a frequent visitor on The Pat McAfee Present for years. Throughout his appearances, the athlete has broached a wide range of unusual topics from the alleged Epstein listing to UFOs. Throughout a March 2023 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late night time host shared a collection of snippets from Rodgers’ February 2023 look throughout his monologue.
“Did you hear in regards to the Epstein consumer listing about to be launched?” Rodgers mentioned within the bundle. “There’s some recordsdata which have some names on it that could be getting launched fairly quickly.”
Kimmel then poked enjoyable at Rodgers’ curiosity within the conspiracy concept and teased he may need a possible head harm.
“It could be time to revisit that concussion protocol, Aaron,” Kimmel quipped on the time.
Because the clip was shared by way of social media, some jumped to Rodgers’ protection together with his former Inexperienced Bay Packers teammate, David Bakhtiari.
“Inform me you’re on the Jeffrey Epstein consumer listing, with out telling me you’re on the Jeffrey Epstein consumer listing,” he tweeted in March 2023.