Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was featured on last Sunday’s edition of the long-running CBS news magazine “60 Minutes”, and it seems the All-Pro quarterback was unhappy with the final cut that made that airwaves.
Rodgers told ESPN Milwaukee this week that he wasn’t pleased with the way the 11 minute segment was edited together.
“When you open up your life for four months and allow them to have access to your family and your friends and events, it’s always interesting to see what comes out,” Rodgers said. “I just felt like the editing of the piece could have been done in a way that was maybe a lot more respectful of myself.”
Shown to be a very sensitive and reclusive man, even teammate Greg Jennings said, “You have to be careful…he takes everything to heart.”
The real struggle for Rodgers was that he allowed the news crew to film him at a charity event to raise money for children suffering from cancer. Every second of it ended up removed from the broadcast. Rodgers went on to say:
“For them to not even show really any of the content from that night, any of the kids, to not say anything about the (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) Fund, what they do for kids with cancer, I think that was the thing that was most disappointing about the piece. They had an opportunity to do some great things and really show some things I am passionate about and didn’t do that.”
There is always going to be a difference of opinion between the subjects of interviews and the people who edit them, of course. It does seem that CBS might have left out some important information here, however. It’ll be interesting to see how many more high profile interviews like this Rodgers does moving forward.