MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The NFL declined to punish Anthony Barr for the hit that broke Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone. Barr was not flagged, fined or suspended for the hit.

Despite the league’s non-punishment, Rodgers and Packers coach Mike McCarthy have chided Barr after the fact. McCarthy called the tackle “an illegal act.”

Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings hits quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter of the game on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Aaron Rodgers (Photo Credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

“I didn’t like the hit,” McCarthy said. “It was unnecessary. Illegal, whatever you want to put it at, but it was totally unnecessary in my opinion.”

Rodgers is now taking issue with what he alleges happened after the play. In an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer segment, Rodgers said there were some extracurricular actions from Barr.

“I looked over at [Barr] as I walked off the field. The cameras caught me saying something to him, but what they missed was him – finger, suck it sign,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers didn’t seem legitimately upset about Barr’s after-the-play taunts — he laughed through the story with O’Brien.

“There’s no respect anymore in this business,” Rodgers said with a sly smile.

Rodgers could miss the entire season due to his injury.

Barr said he wouldn’t change anything about the hit on Rodgers.

“By no means was I trying to injure or take out Aaron Rodgers,” Barr said. “He’s one of, if not the best, player in this league. I’m not a dirty player. I don’t play dirty. We don’t preach that around here.”

Comments (2)
  1. Aaron Rodgers is one of the best Quarterbacks to ever play the game.
    He is also a diva, a flopper, and a liar.
    Really, there was full FoxSports camera coverage, thousands of people in the stands ( most with cameras on their phones with video) and NO ONE but Aaron saw this.
    No fans related the story ( LOTS of Packer fans in the stadium that game) . It would be one thing to mention this on TV if it really happened, but it’s another thing entirely to FABRICATE the incident completely and lie about Barr’s behavior after the play.
    THAT…..would take a whole new level of dooshbaggery.