Aaron Rodgers denies calling Brett Favre 'grandpa' when they first met
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the story about what happened during his initial meeting with Hall of Famer Brett Favre is "highly sensationalized" and "100% false."
Rodgers was asked about the story that recently came out in an excerpt of Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre written by Jeff Pearlman.
According to the book, Favre and Rodgers met in June 2005, a couple months after Rodgers was selected in the first round of the NFL draft. During an organized team activity camp, Rodgers approached Favre in the team cafeteria and said "Good morning, grandpa!"
Although another Packers player confirmed the story, Rodgers and Favre did not speak to Pearlman for his book.
"Did I call him 'Grandpa' at any time during the three years together? Probably," Rodgers told the media on Wednesday. "But it's in the same joking way that my man Brett Hundley called me 'Grandpa' three weeks ago on the field when we were doing a competitive drill."
"The story that was out there that I saw is completely 100% false, and I would dare anybody to test my memory on that," Rodgers added. "You guys know how my memory works. The end."
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