Via some new book about Brett Favre:
“Aaron does not have a kind word to say about Brett,” said a friend of Rodgers. “Nothing even slightly kind. He was always a dick to him.” It was never ending. Rodgers was the butt of jokes—some that he heard, many that he did not. A rumor circulated around the locker room that he was gay, based upon the fact that—unlike many of his teammates—he wasn’t one to brag about his penis size or his endless string of sexual conquests. Favre sought out Rodgers’ weaknesses (a bad throw, a clumsy scramble) and took a selfish pleasure in noting them.
There’s some other story in there about Favre tricking Rodgers into messing up his own helmet, then forcing him to wear it to practice every day. None of the hazing’s surprising, especially since Favre knew Rodgers was one day going to take over for him.
I love that it was probably Favre pushing the gay rumor thing about Rodgers, because Favre’s TERRIBLE with women, in case you forgot. And Rodgers is VERY GOOD with women. Aaron still takes this hard, he reportedly still doesn’t like Favre, nor does he talk to him. On the other hand, Brett probably can’t remember any of it anyways.
(If you didn’t click through both of those links, you really really really need to, it’s crucial to the humor of this article)
(The sports world doesn’t talk enough about how it’s weird that we’ve seen the last 2 Packers’ quarterbacks’ penises. Like that’s a tough tradition to follow if you’re the quarterback of the future, but I think it’s one you have to uphold)