New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers set the record straight regarding a recent viral incident involving an object that some speculated was a bong during a New York Jets game.

Speaking on the “Pat McAfee Show” on November 10, Rodgers, 39, clarified that it was not a bong but a bottle of Maestro Dobel Tequila given to him by ESPN Deportes sideline reporter John Sutcliffe.

According to Rodgers, as he was leaving the field on November 9, he heard someone yelling his name in a British accent, which turned out to be his friend Hugh Coles. After greeting Coles, he accidentally dropped the uniquely-shaped tequila bottle, causing some of the tequila to spill.

Rodgers expressed disappointment in the lack of creativity in the internet’s speculation about the object. He joked, “It’s a little weak with the conspiracies. I feel like it should’ve been something more, like, you know, dolphin semen or Giants tears or something better than that.”


Sutcliffe corroborated Rodgers’ account with a post of his own on social media, explaining that he had given Rodgers the tequila as a gift during their meeting before the game.

Rodgers’ first season with the Jets got off to a rough start when he suffered an ankle injury in the first game of the 2023 season at MetLife Stadium in September. It was later confirmed that he had torn his Achilles tendon. He expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support from fans and friends during his recovery.

Recently, Rodgers shared that he is making progress in his return to the field, jokingly telling Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James that he would be back in action in a few weeks.

What are your thoughts on Aaron Rodgers’ explanation about the incident involving the tequila bottle during the New York Jets game? Do you think the internet’s speculation was blown out of proportion, or do you believe there was any real controversy around it? Leave us a comment below.

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