The first time DeShone Kizer met Aaron Rodgers was memorable, to say the least.
Kizer was Rodgers’ backup in Green Bay in 2018. His role was to know the playbook, in case something happened to Rodgers.
But the first thing Rodgers tested Kizer on wasn’t the playbook. He questioned him about the 9/11 attacks.
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«[He] I closed the door, and the first thing out of Aaron Rodgers’s mouth was, ‘Do you believe in 9/11?'» Kizer said. «What? Do I believe in 9/11? Yeah, why wouldn’t he?»
Rodgers responded, «You should read up on that.» according to kizer.
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Despite the weirdness of the initial interaction, Kizer said, they began their relationship that season.
«Now we’re starting to learn about the playbook, and I’m like, ‘Wow, I don’t know where this is going,'» Kizer said. «What it ended up being was a real thought experiment where he wanted me to go back and investigate some of the conspiracies around him… We really bonded over that and started sharing some books and talking about other things. I got into the story , and business and finance».
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Kizer was released by the Packers in 2019.