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Aaron Rodgers admits he was surprised Packers drafted Jordan Love in first round

Aaron Rodgers admits he was surprised Packers drafted Jordan Love in first round

Well, it's official.  After Peter King speculated that Aaron Rodgers was angry, and Brett Favre confirmed that Aaron Rodgers was angry, Aaron Rodgers has now confirmed that Aaron Rodgers was angry: 

Maybe this will make waves, or maybe it'll be swallowed whole with the other semi-notable NFL news that seems to always get released on Friday afternoons. The message from Green Bay's slightly-disgruntled star had a little more context too, but context makes for boring tweets: 

Aaron Rodgers: a little mad, but still definitely the Packers' starting QB. It's almost like sports never left. 

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre caught up in federal welfare scandal

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre caught up in federal welfare scandal

Updated: May 7, 2020, 9:50 a.m.

According to the New York Times, Favre has agreed to pay back the money he received from the Mississippi DHS. According to the New York Times, the state auditor has said Favre did not know the payments he received had been funded with federal welfare grants.

Brett Favre is caught up in a scandal for accepting $1.1 million in federal welfare money for speaking engagements he never even attended, according to the Associated Press.

Add it to the long list of reasons Bears fans dislike the former Packers quarterback.

According to the AP, a state auditor found $94 million in questionable spending by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, including the payments to Favre.

The audit says Favre Enterprises was paid $500,000 in 2017 and $600,000 in 2018 to make three speeches at various engagements, but Favre never even showed up to the events.

According to the report, Favre faces no criminal charges for accepting the money and no-showing.

State auditor Shad White told the AP that the scandal was “the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers.”

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Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers "was surprised" Packers drafted Jordan Love

Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers "was surprised" Packers drafted Jordan Love

Remember when Peter King came out and said that Aaron Rodgers was pissed that the Packers drafted Jordan Love? Yeah, well: 

Aaron Rodgers is basically in that stage where he unenthusiastically say's he's fine a few times before willingly jumping into an all-night argument. It's not that he's mad, he's just really surprised that they'd go in that direction before talking with him first. He's spent a lot of time working on his communication so it just felt like a breach of trust when they went ahead and did this on their own. 

Favre hinted at Rodgers' mindset even more when he told Rich Eisen that, "It’s not Aaron’s job to mentor Jordan Love ... I guarantee you [the Love pick] got the gears going in Aaron’s mind." And it gets juicier:

"At some point." 

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