Rodgers’ postgame beverage choice quickly had folks thinking he was taking a dig at the purple-centric Vikings. However, Rodgers strongly denied that in his weekly radio interview Tuesday.
"Seven years. To all the idiot trolls out there, seven years," Rodgers said, via NFL.com. "PBJ and Grape or Orange Crush. It’s been grape for the last five. The first couple years, it was orange or grape. Seven years."
Packers beat reporters defended Rodgers in the immediate aftermath, and he continued to insist there’s nothing odd about him drinking the soda.
"Anybody who knows, any of the local media or anybody who’s seen me after a game, I’m always carrying that around with me," he added. "That’s probably the only soda that I ever drink – right after the game, when you’ve got to get those nutrients back with you. So that’s my post-game (snack) – PBJ and the Grape Crush. I do like it, contrary to anybody who thinks I was trolling anything. It’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s comical."
Kind of a bummer, considering that would have been some A-plus trolling. Although if the Packers beat the New England Patriots on Sunday and Rodgers comes to the podium with a Sam Adams beer in hand, it might be time to call him a liar.