MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr defined his model of occasions after Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went on Conan O’Brien’s late-night discuss present and detailed what occurred after the play the place he suffered a damaged collarbone.
Barr’s hit on Rodgers, which knocked the quarterback out of the sport in Week 6 and for the foreseeable future, has added to the vitriol of the Vikings-Packers rivalry.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers mentioned that Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr gave him the finger and the “suck it” signal after the hit that broke his collarbone.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers mentioned screws had been inserted to restore his damaged collarbone.
Fox’s tv cameras caught Rodgers yelling in Barr’s path as he walked off the sector and solely stored the quarterback in body till the following play started. On “Conan,” Rodgers mentioned the cameras missed Barr giving him the finger and a “suck it” signal.
Rodgers mentioned that Barr gestured to him, so Barr began yelling on the quarterback. Barr says the alternative occurred — that Rodgers yelled profanities first, and Barr responded by gesturing at him. Barr replied on Twitter.
“smh this man bought y’all fooled man,” Barr’s tweet mentioned. “after the play i’m going again to the huddle, do not even look or say a phrase to him. as soon as he will get up i am ready for the play name, and listen to somebody shouting all types of profanities. i look over and it is y’all mans calling me all types of names, F you this F you that as he is strolling off the sector. so naturally, i responded. i do not care in the event you aaron rodgers or Mr. Rodgers, in the event you say one thing like that you simply’re gonna get a response from me. i might go on a chat present each weekend and complain in regards to the ‘disrespectful’ issues gamers say or do. if he takes the lick and retains it pushing we aren’t STILL speaking about this. recover from it. #13dayslater.”
Barr initially mentioned he couldn’t make out what Rodgers was saying.
“I wasn’t actually paying consideration,” Barr mentioned the day he was faraway from the NFL’s concussion protocol. “I noticed the replay type of blurred his mouth out. He wasn’t completely happy, and I perceive. He most likely realized that he was injured at the moment, and he wasn’t completely happy. I most likely would have had that very same response. It is high quality.”
Barr’s hit on Rodgers was not deemed unlawful, however the NFL gave the linebacker a $9,115 high quality for head-butting Packers WR Davante Adams in the identical sport.
The Vikings are in London getting ready to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Kickoff is ready for 9:30 a.m. ET.