ESPN apologizes for Aaron Rodgers’ ‘dumb’ joke about Jimmy Kimmel and Jeffrey Epstein


ESPN apologized to Aaron Rodgers, saying Jimmy Kimmel should be “really waiting.” [Jeffrey Epstein’s client list] doesn’t appear” on “The Pat McAfee Show” earlier this week.

“Aaron made a dumb and factually inaccurate joke about Jimmy Kimmel. It should never have happened. We all realized that at the time,” ESPN’s Mike Foss said, via Reception sports.

Rodgers was on the show earlier this week as part of his weekly appearance when he dug into the comedian and said the late-night talk show host’s name would appear on the convicted sex offender’s client list.

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Aaron Rodgers of the New York Jets before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers on November 6, 2023 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“There are a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, who really hope that doesn’t come out,” Rodgers said. “I’ll tell you what, if that list comes out, I’ll definitely be popping some kind of bottle.”

McAfee, the first Indianapolis Colts gambler, apologized for “being a part” of the drama that ensued.

“We obviously don’t like the fact that we’re ever going to be associated with anything negative,” McAfee said. “We like our show to be uplifting and happy and fun. But it’s because we talk s**t and try to make light of everything. Obviously, there are some things that people get really angry about, especially when they’re such serious accusations.

Kimmel and Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Kimmel are feuding. (Getty Images)

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“Hopefully those two can figure this out.”

Kimmel expressed his disappointment with the four-time MVP.

“Dear Aassh—: For the record, I have not met, flown, visited, or had any contact with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any “list” other than the clearly false nonsense that “Crazy people with brains like you don’t “they seem to distinguish reality.” posted on X, formerly Twitter.

“Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep up the good work and we will discuss the facts further in court.”

Kimmel at the Oscars

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars in Los Angeles on March 4, 2018. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

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Nearly 200 names previously redacted from court documents in a lawsuit against Epstein’s former lover and accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell are being made public after a federal judge in New York ordered their disclosure last month.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.

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