On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel took to his social media accounts to criticize New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers. This came after Rodgers suggested that Kimmel might be concerned about his name appearing on an alleged list of individuals linked to the late Jeffrey Epstein.
Jeffrey Epstein, arrested in July 2019 on sex trafficking charges, passed away in his jail cell in August 2019, an incident officially ruled as a suicide by apparent hanging.
Rodgers made these comments during an episode of ESPN’s “Pat McAfee Show,” alongside his former Green Bay Packers teammate and current sports analyst, A.J. Hawk. The discussion initially centered around an NFL Super Bowl conspiracy theory, took an unexpected turn when Hawk raised the question of the upcoming Epstein list release.
With a laugh, Rodgers responded, “That’s supposed to be coming out soon. There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, who are hoping that doesn’t come out.”
Pat McAfee then took a moment to inform viewers about a clip from a past show of his that aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in March 2023. In that segment, Kimmel had mocked Rodgers’ earlier comments regarding the Epstein list.
Rodgers said, “I’ll tell you what, if that list comes out, I definitely will be popping some sort of bottle.”
“Dear Aasshole: Just to set the record straight, I’ve never crossed paths, flown alongside, visited, or had any contact with Epstein. My name won’t appear on any ‘list,’ except for the blatantly fictitious ones that folks with feeble minds, like yourself, can’t differentiate from reality,” Kimmel expressed on X, formerly Twitter. “Your irresponsible words are putting my family at risk. Persist, and we may need to delve deeper into the facts in court. @AaronRodgers12.”