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Aaron Rodgers Disses Cancer Patient

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Shame, shame Aaron Rodgers. Snubbing a cancer patient that wants an autograph? It's not like there were 1,000 people waiting -- just her. Clay Matthews took the time to do it, but you couldn't it. Awful. Hopefully, this turns out to be karmic for the Green Bay Packers QB.

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ChitownPackerFan said:

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Matt Lo Cascio Disses Elite Quarterback of Great Character.

Shame, shame Matt Lo Cascio. Snubbing the character of great individual without all the facts? Get your facts straight D Bag. How is anybody supposed to believe anything you write?

Here is the full story.

http://bayarea.sbnation.com/california-golden-bears/2011/1/17/1939272/mike-florio-aaron-rodgers-character-assassination-defamation-autographs-cancer-patient-jan-cavanugh

Matt Lo Cascio said:

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Spin it anyway you like man. He dissed her there. Sorry to bring down your golden god.

Whoever wrote that spin job could get a really good job in politics!

John said:

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That lady is a regular at greeting to the players at the airport (her pictures are on packers.com). Rodgers signed an autograph and talked with her only a week earlier before the Philadelphia game when no one was around to report it. I could go into the countless things that Rodgers does around the community going out of his way to ensure that it's not publicized. But what really matters is he was trying to catch a flight and his security guard informed the women that he was in a hurry. They do look a film on their flights, so I don't think it's valid to criticize that excuse.

Also, you can look on the WBAY's website (the reporting TV station) and you will find a story about the woman amidst the viral-video fall-out. She's condemns the way the story was reported and received by the public. She confirmed everything above and said she was very upset.

WBAY ran the story on a Friday and Florio didn't pick it up until Sunday, when Rodgers was one of the biggest sports stories in the nation. Makes you wonder about where his motives were (hits, his blog, etc.) Florio is good at what he does, but he didn't do his due diligence on a story that is more misleading than tabloid journalism.

I feel bad for Rodgers, but more importantly the cancer patient, who's being exploited by these false reports.

AndrewB88 said:

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Hey Jerk... Did you read the Yahoo article today? Did you see where Rodgers signed her Jersey two weeks ago? Go ahead and twist the truth if that's what makes you feel better.

AndrewB88 said:

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How can you say he dissed her when He signed her Aaron Rodgers Jersey two weeks ago?! Get your facts straight!!

ChitownPackerFan said:

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All I'm saying is that if you are going to state something that offensive as you did in the title of your article, you should at least present all the facts. You just posted a little snip-it of the whole story. Its like taking somebody's words out of context. You're only hurting your own credibility.

Matt Lo Cascio said:

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What was offensive? The truth?

ChitownPackerFan said:

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If you truly believe that Aaron Rodgers intentionally "dissed" a woman because she had cancer then you're an even bigger idiot than I originally thought.

Its unfortunate that a respectable site like Chicagonow.com gives meat heads like you the forum to publish this offensive garbage.

ken60490 said:

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WBAY has now reposted the ENTIRE story. Check in yourself and pay attention to the old guy with the signed Packers helmet. His name is Cody Cavanaugh, the husband of the woman in question. His quote is "Last Saturday we were up here and I got 20-plus signatures" as he shows off the helmet. THAT is when HIS WIFE got Rodgers to sign her stuff. Rodgers did not "diss" anyone. End of story, but the media is looking to make him out to be an evil, uncaring person and doesn't really care about facts. Watch it yourself...it's on the original posting TV station.. wbay-dot-com

ken60490 said:

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WBAY has now reposted the ENTIRE story. Check in yourself and pay attention to the old guy with the signed Packers helmet. His name is Cody Cavanaugh, the husband of the woman in question. His quote is "Last Saturday we were up here and I got 20-plus signatures" as he shows off the helmet. THAT is when HIS WIFE got Rodgers to sign her stuff. Rodgers did not "diss" anyone. End of story, but the media is looking to make him out to be an evil, uncaring person and doesn't really care about facts. Watch it yourself...it's on the original posting TV station.. wbay-dot-com

Matt Lo Cascio said:

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No one is saying he is an evil person, and he did sign for the lady. Also, if you can't decipher the dry, tongue-in-cheek, writing style that I employ, then I don't know what to tell you.

Congrats on getting your panties in a bunch, and stooping to name-calling. The "meatheads" are the ones that take all this stuff too seriously. Your fellow Packers fans must be proud -- represent!

ChitownPackerFan said:

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You specifically said, "Awful. Hopefully, this turns out to be karmic for the Green Bay Packers QB." How is that tongue-in-cheek when you hope that karma comes back to haunt him?

If you're style is tongue-and-cheek, does that mean we should discount everything else you write about on this website?

I hope writing this article turns out to be to be karmic for you as a Bears fan. Because if Rodgers torches the Bears on Sunday...you deserve it!

ChitownPackerFan said:

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Dude...I'm just sayin. The article was designed to make Rodgers look like an a hole. A lot of people will not understand your tongue-and-cheek writing style....so people will develop a false idea of who he is...and this story will get repeated and told over and over again...even though he obviously did not intentionally "diss" a cancer patient.

My panties are unbunched so good luck (well not too much good luck) to you and the Bears on Sunday!! Both teams have had a good season and its pretty cool that it came down to this.

BradHinske said:

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He signed an autograph for the lady the week before. Care to recant your ridiculously obtuse article?

AndrewB88 said:

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People like Matt are the reason I thank GOD I was born in Madison, Wisconsin! Chicago, from politicians to "reporters" are so sketchy!

Matt Lo Cascio said:

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"Awful. Hopefully, this turns out to be karmic for the Green Bay Packers QB."

If you can't detect dry wit there, then I can only recommend more reading for you in the future.

AndrewB88 said:

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Hey Matt! Did you see how Mike Florio apologized to Rodgers, Packer fans and Jan Cavanaugh?? Are you man enough to do the same? Probably not...

ChitownPackerFan said:

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I recommend more fact checking for your future.

You routinely bash the Packers, and the Packer fans.

Come on Matt??? Who you crappin??!! Go Packers!!

BleedGreenAndGold said:

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Chicago is the biggest Tool Box on Earth

ChitownPackerFan said:

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Nobody believes for 1 second that you were using your "dry wit" or "writing tongue-in-cheek" bases on your history of posts.

Read this link...as evidenced by this apology, Florio obviously has some character. Maybe its your turn to apologize?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/18/an-apology-to-aaron-rodgers-packers-fans-and-jan-cavanaugh/

Matt Lo Cascio said:

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he didn't "see her"...right. There's no need for an apology from me. Unlike most people I immediately understood that it's an isolated incident. But I also need to poke the Packers and their creepy fanbase every chance I get!

AndrewB88 said:

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Creepy? Coming from a guy who lives in Chicago? Sports Illustrated did a poll of players around the league that asked which city they thought had the most knowledgeable fans in the NFL, Green Bay was number one with 26 percent of the vote. I'm so proud to be a Packer! On Wisconsin!

Matt Lo Cascio said:

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what does knowledgeable have to do with creepiness?

AndrewB88 said:

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Nothing, I just wanted to make sure I got that in:) In your opinion what makes Packer fans creepy? I'm just curious.

Matt Lo Cascio said:

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heh heh: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/jay-cutler-superstar/2010/01/those-crazy-packers-fans.html

Seriously though, it's all in good fun to me. What Florio wrote was despicable. He should have apologized.

bigyaz said:

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That's some mighty fancy backpedaling you're doing there. First you slam the guy, then when it's clear you were dead wrong and way off base you say it's just your dry wit and tongue-in-cheek humor.

Hypocrite. Quick to criticize others but can't man up when it's called for.

taylor said:

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People please calm down!! This was an article that was published on a Chicago website, so obviously the writer will be biased (no offense Matt). Sports are no fun when fans take it to the next level and become prejudiced against each other. How do you know if everyone from Chicago is strange? How can you tell if everyone from Wisconsin is creepy? You guys just need to lighten up; if everyone took everything this seriously, the world would be even more messed up then it is now.

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