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Aaron Rodgers reluctantly addresses his brother’s comments

Divisional Round - Green Bay Packers v Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers gestures during the first half of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared recently on HBO’s Bill Simmons venture, Rodgers faced no questions about comments made by his brother, Jordan, on ABC’s The Bachelorette. More recently, Aaron Rodgers addressed such questions in an interview with a local ABC affiliate.

“As far as those kinds of things go, I’ve always found that it’s a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I’m just -- I’m not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition,” Rodgers said of his younger brother, via WISN-TV.

Jordan Rodgers feels differently about airing out family laundry.

“I have a great relationship with my brother Luke,” Jordan Rodgers said on the show. “Me and Aaron don’t really have that much of a relationship. It’s just kind of the way he’s chosen to do life. I choose to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother. It’s not ideal. I love him and I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in his shoes and the pressure he has, the demands from people that he has. Don’t have hard feelings against him, it’s just how things go right now.”

None of it matters to Aaron Rodgers’ ability to play quarterback, but the profile of Aaron as an NFL quarterback and Jordan as a failed-NFL-quarterback-turned-reality-star makes these matters relevant. At least a little bit. To someone. Possibly.