Green Bay Packer Quarterback Rumored as Gay
Rumors that Green Bay Packer’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers is gay, and was in a relationship with his personal assistant, are currently setting the Internet ablaze, Queerty reports.
According to sources, Rodgers, who won a Super Bowl MVP ring in 2011, was one of the NFL athletes who planned to come out this summer (but did not). The Fame Driven, a celebrity gossip site, claims they received an anonymous tip that proves Rodgers is gay.
The source pointed to several tweets, which are now all deleted, made by Kevin Lanflisi, who was the quarterback’s personal assistant and Rodgers’ roommate for the last several years.
The men apparently broke up after Rodgers agreed, then refused, to be part of the group of NFL stars to come out as gay this summer. None of the players came out. Lanflisi then moved out of Rodgers’ home in Wisconsin to California.
"Aaron has attended numerous sports award shows with Kevin, always color coordinated and without any double female dates, including the ESPY’s," the source told the Fame Driven. "Kevin was also the first person Aaron embraced when the Packers won the Super-bowl in 2011. I just find it really strange that as of late there has been many bitter subliminal tweets on Kevin Lanflisi’s twitter alluding to a relationship much deeper than a friendship he had, with who I perceive to be Aaron Rodgers, because Kevin has NEVER once tweeted about having a girlfriend, just mainly about the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, and Justin Bieber’s music and sitting front row at Bieber’s concert.
"There has been speculation for years here in Wisconsin that Aaron is gay which I always brushed off, but after looking at Kevin’s twitter I’m inclined to believe Aaron and Kevin were more than just roommates/friends, I believe they were lovers. What do you think?" the source added.
The Fame Driven has images of a number of tweets made by Lanflisi, including pictures of the two men together - though none are explicit. There was one picture, however, of Lanflisi wearing Rodger’s prestigious Super Bowl MVP ring.
Rodgers referred to Lanflisi as his roommate in an interview back in 2008 with Sporting News, saying they "hit it off" when Lanflisi was interning for the Packers.
"He’s been great for me as far as great conversations outside of football," he said. "Our friendship goes a lot deeper than what we do."
He also told MilwaukeeMag that he based his friendships with celebrities on their acceptance of Lanflisi.
"I kind of judge how those people are based on how they are to people like Kevin," Rodgers said. "Kevin, he’s not a famous person. I want to see if they give Kevin the time of day, or if they big-time him."
In April, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said up to four NFL players may come out as gay, adding he and LGBT organizations "are just trying to facilitate them so they can have a support group amongst each other."