In April, Rosen posted an Instagram photo of himself teeing off at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s golf course in California. In the photo, Rosen is wearing a hat featuring a photo of Trump preceded by the expletive.
Rosen told Thamel that he did not feel remorseful over posting the photo, but that he did regret the profanity used on the hat.
“I don’t regret posting the photo at all, because personally I thought it was hilarious,” Rosen said. “I want people to know I’m a real person, that I don’t have someone running my Instagram, I don’t have someone prewriting all of my interviews and stuff. With Trump, I’m learning to evolve my message and understand how to convey the substance of it.”
Read Thamel’s full story on the boisterous quarterback in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.