Did Aaron Rodgers reach out to his parents after being shamed by his brother?

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Two weeks after Aaron Rodgers’ younger brother Jordan Rodgers accused him of being a bad son for failing to check in on their mother during the devastating Camp Fire, the Green Bay Packers quarterback let it slip that his long estrangement from his parents might be over because they came to visit him for his birthday.

On Monday, Rodgers was asked in an interview about the firing of head coach Mike McCarthy after his team’s embarrassing home loss to the Cardinals. Rodgers told reporters that he learned the news in the company of his parents, Ed and Darla Rodgers, apparently while they were visiting him in Green Bay for the game and for his 35th birthday.

“I mean, I found out, I’m sure, the same way that most of you found out,” Rodgers said. “I was at home with my folks in town for my birthday. When I found out, I was as shocked as many of you were, I’m sure.”

The news of an apparent reconciliation comes two weeks after Jordan Rodgers issued an inflammatory tweet that threatened to overshadow his big brother’s announcement that he had donated $1 million to aid victims of the Camp Fire.

Jordan Rodgers, a sports commentator for SEC Network, accused the former Cal Golden Bears star of trying to make a big show of helping those affected by the deadly fire, while ignoring the possible plight of his own parents during the tragedy. Ed and Darla Rodgers live in Chico, near where the Camp Fire raged out of control, killing 85 people and destroying the town of Paradise.

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But when your own Mom is home alone during the fires, car packed ready to evacuate, & you miss the fundamental first step of compassion; calling your parents to make sure they are safe….

Everything else just feels like an act. https://t.co/glzDfqwsKz

— Jordan Rodgers (@JRodgers11) November 21, 2018

But while Aaron Rodgers has reportedly been estranged from his parents and brothers for some time, exposing this family drama in the middle of a campaign to help Northern Californians in need struck many as a low blow.

Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers attend the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 at Barker Hangar on July 19, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)

People on social media accused Jordan Rodgers of being the one trying to exploit the tragedy. Jordan Rodgers gained something akin to D-list fame for getting engaged to JoJo Fletcher on her season of “The Bachelorette.”

One person on Twitter said Ed and Darla Rodgers live next-door to her parents’ in Chico and they “were safe and NEVER in danger of evacuation or fire … Nice call for attention though.”

Aaron Rodgers seemed to feel the same way about his brother’s tweet and didn’t respond publicly. Rodgers in general has avoided commenting on his family relationships, except to tell ESPN in 2017: “A lot of people have family issues.”

But perhaps Jordan Rodgers’s tweet hit …read more

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