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Aaron Rodgers insists ayahuasca is ‘not a drug’ and says he may be ‘called’ to take it again

Aaron Rodgers’ weekly appearances on “The Pat McAfee Show” during the 2021 season largely centered on his stance on COVID-19.

This year, it appears ayahuasca will be the theme.

After Rodgers revealed on podcasts this offseason that he used the plant-based psychedelic in the past and credited it for his two most recent MVP seasons, there has been plenty of attention around it.

And interest only continued after Packers players led by wide receiver Allen Lazard conducted a celebration in the end zone during the team’s win over the Bears on Sunday night that appeared to pay homage to their quarterback’s offseason activities.

Lazard used the football as if he was pouring a drink into the players’ hands and then they acted like they had a reaction to it, some falling to the ground.

Rodgers elaborated on the celebration and went on, in his own words, “a small tangent” about why he claims ayahuasca isn’t a drug and why it shouldn’t get a bad rap.

Was the Packers’ celebration about Aaron Rodgers’ use of ayahuasca?

Aaron Rodgers celebrates with teammates after Allen Lazard’s touchdown.

Rodgers said he and Lazard talked about having their own celebration a couple years ago.

But on Friday, Rodgers said, “Allen kind of spread that to the rest of the guys so I was aware they were doing something.”

And when he saw what they were doing on Sunday Rodgers “just wanted to get over there and get involved.”

Rodgers explained, though, that when his teammates were doing that particular celebration he wanted to make sure he wasn’t “sending the wrong message” about ayahuasca.

“You’re not standing up drinking, having this Jesus revival, slaying in the spirit. It’s not like that.

“You don’t have some immediate pass out into oblivion.”

Rodgers did say after taking ayahuasca “you have some incredible reactions” and later joked that on the field maybe “the medicine just started spinning up inside me” again after the celebration as the Packers went on to defeat the Bears, 27-10.


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