Rodgers on PTI: Jennings hug was long

October, 29, 2013
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers still won't say what Greg Jennings said to him during their extended post-game hug after Sunday's game at Minnesota.

He would not do it after the game or on his ESPN 540 Milwaukee radio show Tuesday. And he didn't reveal any details about it during an appearance Tuesday on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.

However, Kornheiser and Wilbon couldn't help but notice that the hug seemed awkward to Rodgers.

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Hannah Foslien/Getty ImagesAaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings went their separate ways after an awkward embrace.
"It was a long hug, for sure," Rodgers said on PTI. "It was a prolonged one, yes. It seemed a lit bit longer, I think, with all the cameras around, but it was two competitors after the game and words were said, and then we went our separate ways."

Jennings, who left the Packers in the offseason to sign with the Vikings, admitted last week during a conference call with reporters at Lambeau Field that he probably went too far with his offseason comments that were critical of Rodgers' leadership and the Packers' organization.

When Wilbon said Rodgers seems like a guy who lets 99.9 percent of those types of things roll right off his back, Rodgers replied: "This one would probably fit in the 99.9 percent you're talking about that most of those do. But every now and then one comes along that might mean a little bit something to you. Not this one, though."

That may be true. Or Rodgers might not want to let Jennings have the satisfaction of knowing that it bothered him.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter



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