'Calm the f*** down': NFL star's fiancee fumes over fake photo

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Pictured here, Shailene Woodley and her fiancee, Aaron Rodgers at Disneyland.
Shailene Woodley has been left fuming about some of the reports about her fiancee, Aaron Rodgers. Pic: Instagram

Hollywood actor Shailene Woodley has blasted a fake media report about her fiancee Aaron Rodgers, as the fallout from the Green Bay Packers star's vaccination controversy intensifies.

Rodgers has denied accusations he lied about being vaccinated for Covid-19 after telling reporters he was "immunised".

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The veteran quarterback tested positive for coronavirus last week, effectively sidelining him for 10 days and ruling him out of the Packers' recent NFL defeat to Kansas City.

However, rumours quickly began swirling that the 37-year-old had breached Covid-19 protocols by leaving isolation to buy a cup of coffee in California.

The Daily Mail falsely ran with a story showing a photo of a man in a mask outside a Californian coffee shop, claiming it was the NFL star.

Seen on the right, Hollywood actor Shailene Woodley and the fake news story she was incensed by.
Hollywood actor Shailene Woodley called out the false article about her fiancee, Aaron Rodgers. Pic: Instagram

Rodgers' fiancee Woodley hit back in a scathing post on social media, where she used a screenshot of the fake image to explain why it was not the NFL star.

"Literally y'all need to calm the f— down," Woodley wrote alongside a screenshot of the Daily Mail article.

"This is straight up HILARIOUS. News outlets still grasping at straws to disparage Aaron. Finding random f— men on the streets of L.A. and saying it's him."

"I know Aaron's body VERY well. First off, his feet, ahem and no offense to this rando dude, are a LOT bigger.

"Also, for those of us who know Aaron beyond the worlds of obsessed sport and s—y media, it's no secret that he has the hairiest hands on the f— planet. This oblivious homie, clearly, does not. (Go ahead, zoom in.)"

It was later confirmed that Rodgers was in fact at his home in Wisconsin when the photo was taken, with the Daily Mail subsequently deleting the image and the coffee shop allegations from its story.

Green Bay Packers accept Covid-19 sanctions

It comes after the NFL fined the Packers $300,000 ($A407,000) on Tuesday after reviewing the team's Covid-19 protocols.

Rodgers and wide receiver Allen Lazard were also slapped with $14,560 ($A19,758) fines for reportedly breaking the league's Covid-19 rules.

Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement that his side accepted the NFL's sanctions.

"We respect the League's findings and we recognise the importance of adherence to the COVID protocols to keep our team and organisation safe and healthy. We will continue to educate the team regarding the importance of the protocols and remain committed to operating within the protocols. 

Any further protocol violations could result in increased discipline for the Packers, including a loss of draft picks.

The NFL's review found Rodgers and Lazard to have attended a Halloween party despite being unvaccinated, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post. 

The pair were also reportedly found to be noncompliant with their mask-wearing, something the public is already well aware of.

Aaron Rodgers under fire for COVID-19 violations

Rodgers and the Packers have been under fire basically since the moment it was reported Rodgers was out due to COVID-19 protocols for last weekend's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Rodgers was designated as out early enough that he had to be unvaccinated, even though he had said he was "immunised" before the season, met with reporters without a mask (a protocol violation) and made no attempt to correct the record about his supposed vaccination. 

Lazard, who is also unvaccinated, was placed on the COVID-19 list as a close contact last month. He returned to the team days later.

Amid a torrent of criticism, Rodgers attempted to explain himself during an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" last week, but only ended up damaging his reputation further. 

The reigning MVP complained of being "in the crosshairs of the woke mob," insisted the science of his homeopathic treatment was sound, cited Joe Rogan for much of his information and basically compared himself to Martin Luther King Jr.

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