Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packer QB, Super Bowl MVP winner, and super decent guy… has just allegedly been outed by a rumored boyfriend!
Earlier this summer there were rumors swirling about a major NFL star (or more) getting ready to step out of the closet, but it didn't really happen. Apparently a lot of people were thinking it was going to be Aaron, and it sounds like it was the alleged relationship he was in that has done it for him!
It all started to come together because of a few mysterious tweets Kevin Lanflisi, who was Aaron's "personal assistant" and "roommate" for the last several years (and rumored boyfriend, below), which have now been deleted.
Of course, we'll take this shizz with a grain of salt until Aaron is comfortable commenting on it either way, but here's what one insider had to say:
"Aaron has attended numerous sports award shows with Kevin, always color coordinated and without any double female dates, including the ESPY’s. 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."
The tweets he referred to? Things like photos of Kevin wearing the Super Bowl MVP ring, and one saying that:
“Silence always comes with an expiration date..”
Which seems a little loose to us! But the source then added to it quotes from Rodgers, like in 2008:
“He’s been great for me as far as great conversations outside of football. Our friendship goes a lot deeper than what we do.”
And soon after:
“I kind of judge how those people are based on how they are to people like Kevin. 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.”
We hope that if this is true that Aaron can find the courage to step forward and pave the way for more LGBT players to feel comfortable being themselves — but that's up to him! His fans will still come out to watch him regardless of what he chooses.
If all of this is just a stretch, well, we hope these two can find a way to rekindle their friendship because according to the source, a botched NFL outing in the summer didn't happen because of Aaron, and backing out at the last minute left Kevin pretty upset!
[Image via AP Images.]