Aaron Rodgers tells ESPN's Dan Le Batard he records all his media interviews
MVP QB doesn't want to be taken out of context
12:06 PM, Aug 3, 2017
5:19 PM, Aug 3, 2017
GREEN BAY -- Don't try to trip up Aaron Rodgers by taking something from one of his many media interviews out of context.
That would likely be a fruitless task, because as the two-time NFL MVP told ESPN's Dan Le Batard Thursday, he records every single one of them. Watch his appearance below:
"Do you trust the way you are covered," Le Batard asked Rodgers, "Or are you perpetually wary that somebody's trying to play an angle to get something out of you?"
"I think you have to be wary," the Packers quarterback replied. "I think you have to approach every interview with a clear mind, and think about what you want to say and what message you want to get out."
"I think it's also important, if you're worried about getting taken out of context, that you just record your interviews, something I've been doing for a while now. I think it's important to have that second recording so if someone's trying to take something you said out of context, you can go back and say 'wait wait, hold on.'"
"No, I have this thing called an iPhone, and it has this little app within it where you can push memo button and it starts recording the things you say," he dryly replied.
Perhaps the most surprising part of the interview recording revelation? The idea came from Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman.
"Natalie Portman actually did an interview a few years ago about it, and I thought it was an interesting idea. It's a way, if you're in a one-on-one situation, where there's no gray area."
Rodgers also denied the argument that recording interviews was something that took "great lengths" to pull off.
"I wouldn't say this... this is not great lengths. This is me pushing a button on my phone simultaneously with the interviewer doing the exact same thing," Rodgers said, prompting laughter from Le Batard and the rest of his studio crew.