During his appearance on Conan, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed a reason why he, his teammates, and his coaches took such offense to the hit by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr that broke Rodgers’ collarbone.
It wasn’t so much the hit itself, although there were probably some hard feelings about that. Instead, Rodgers revealed that Barr made a pair of indecent gestures at him after the hit.
Click here for the video of some un-aired portions of the late-night segment, wherein Rodgers references Barr giving him a middle finger and a “suck it” sign starting at the 19-second mark.
On Saturday morning, Aaron Nagler of Packersnews.com found clear video evidence of one of those gestures, which you can see below.
It’s not like Rodgers to make up something that would paint a fellow NFL player in a bad light, even a rival, and there’s the proof.
The Packers and Vikings renew their rivalry next on December 23rd at Lambeau Field. Keep a close eye out for how the Packers treat him, as they will no doubt be looking to make sure he cannot have an impact on that game.