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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers Tuesday told listeners on ESPN Radio Wisconsin his cigarette-smoking play-call gesture is an homage to a popular internet meme about rival NFC North quarterback Jay Cutler. 

By Extra Mustard
September 30, 2014

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers Tuesday told listeners on ESPN Radio Wisconsin his cigarette-smoking play-call gesture is an homage to a popular internet meme about rival NFC North quarterback Jay Cutler. 

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After host Jason Wilde offered up a few marijuana-related puns, he asked Rodgers what his on-field smoking gestures before certain plays meant. “That was just a tribute to Jay Cutler. Because there's that Smoking Jay Website. So I was just doing a tribute to Jay there," Rodgers replied, according to CBS Sports.

Rodgers was referring to popular Tumblr site Smokin' Jay Cutler, which posts images of an apathetic-looking Bears quarterback with a Photoshopped cigarette in his mouth. 

When pressed by Wilde, Rodgers seemed to back off of his assertion a little bit, and shrugged off the gesture as a "dummy signal. That's the whole thing. It's you know, like, smoking dope. You're a dummy if you smoke dope."

You can listen to the full interview and determine for yourself whether Rodgers is serious. 

- Will Green

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