Packers’ Aaron Rodgers calls loss of life threats to Marquez Valdes-Scantling after fumble ‘extraordinarily pointless’


Aaron Rodgers has had sufficient with the loss of life threats directed at his broad receiver, Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The Packers wideout has obtained threats on social media within the aftermath of Inexperienced Bay Packers‘ 34-31 additional time loss to the Indianapolis Colts after fumbling the ball on the second play of additional time. The turnover led to the Colts profitable the sport on a Rodrigo Blankenship 39-yard discipline aim moments later. 

Valdes-Scantling fumbled the ball after a completion on the Packers’ 30-yard line, which led to the Colts recovering the ball at Inexperienced Bay’s 29. The fumble was the primary for Valdes-Scantling in 42 profession video games. The mentions to Valdes-Scantling have been disturbing on Twitter — to say the least. 

“I’d say that is extraordinarily pointless,” Rodgers mentioned to “The Jim Rome Present” Tuesday. “I perceive the rooting pursuits within the recreation and the way necessary it’s to so many individuals, and it is actually necessary to us, too. However I feel that is very pointless. I am sorry he needed to undergo that. I am certain if I used to be checking social media, I am certain there could be loads of video games the place that occurred to me.”

Valdes-Scantling completed with three catches for 55 yards within the recreation, together with a 47-yard catch when the Packers confronted third-and-10 from their very own 6-yard line with 1:17 left in regulation and trailing 31-28. He additionally broke free from Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin late within the second quarter that led to a 51-yard move interference penalty, which took Inexperienced Bay to the Indianapolis 4-yard line. The Packers scored a landing on the subsequent play to take a 28-14 lead heading into halftime. 

Valdes-Scantling addressed the threats on Twitter and to Packers media members Monday. The Packers broad receiver is the one participant within the NFL with three landing catches of 40-plus yards and leads the NFL in 40-plus yard catches with 5. 

“Social media provides cowards the best to say no matter they need with no penalties, so I suppose that is a type of issues with the career that we’re in, you have to take it for what it’s, do not let it have an effect on you,” Valdes-Scantling mentioned, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “It does not have an effect on me. Folks can say no matter they need so long as individuals on this constructing and in my household, all of them care about me, that is all that issues.”


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