‘I like my athletes married to strong women’

Colin Cowherd continues to throw down the gauntlet on Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers went viral earlier this week for revealing that he took the psychedelic drug DMT a few years ago. The Packers quarterback credited the mind-expansion characteristics for his back-to-back MVP campaigns in 2020 and 2021.

Cowherd thought this was bologna.

“Lots of people have tried this psychedelic tea: They’re called hippies, burnouts and affluent white people with too much time on their hands, and nobody in their life to call out their crap,” he said. “Aaron’s got no owner. No real relationship with his brother or parents, and no wife.”

The FS1 host got to the crux of his argument.

“I’m semi-serious here, but I like my athletes to be married to strong women. They call you out on [your] crap. I got into an argument with a friend not long ago and my wife told me right to my face, ‘Be a man Colin, don’t be passive aggressive.’

“She was right, I was wrong. Had I been single, I would’ve become self-absorbed, pointing fingers.”

Cowherd then made some comparisons to basketball players.

“Kevin Durant has had some weird decisions in recent years. You think if he was married, went to his wife, and said, ‘I’m gonna leave Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Steve Kerr, the best owner and GM in the league, and go play with Kyrie Irving’ … his wife would’ve said, ‘Get on the damn phone. Have lunch. Figure it out. You’re leaving by yourself.’ Kyrie Irving, ‘I’m not getting a vax.’ I believe if he was married, his wife would’ve said, ‘Get to a damn pharmacy. You’re part of a team. Get over yourself.’”


Cowherd got in some shots at James Harden and Kyler Murray, while pointing out the correlation between marriage and Super Bowl championships.

Colin Cowherd spoke about Aaron Rodgers’ psychedelic use and said he likes his athletes to be married to strong women.
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Aaron Rodgers revealed his past use of psychedelic drugs led him to the "best season" of his NFL career.
Aaron Rodgers revealed his past use of psychedelic drugs led him to the “best season” of his NFL career.
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“James Harden, Aaron Rodgers … Rich, getting older, single, no woman to hold you accountable. You look at those Super Bowls. Lot of married dudes. The Mannings are married. Brady’s married. Russell Wilson married. Big Ben was in all sorts of trouble, then he got married. Got a little heavy, didn’t work as hard, but I liked him more. Kyler Murray, this offseason, my takeaway on him a few weeks ago, dude needs to get married. Get off the video games.”


It bears mentioning that Brady, with seven Super Bowl rings, is the ultimate outlier and any comparisons to him will end poorly for the other guy, even if he’s married. Roethlisberger’s two Super Bowl wins both came before he was married. Wilson has one Super Bowl win, and just like Rodgers it came very early in his tenure as a starter; the title came during a previous marriage, long before he was wedded to Ciara. While Irving recently had a child with his long-time girlfriend. It would also not be the most stunning event in world history if Rodgers wins one more Super Bowl before retirement, to match Eli and Peyton Manning.

“Maybe I’m semi-serious but women hold us accountable, when they get rich and older and single get really self-absorbed. Who holds Aaron accountable? No owner to call him on his crap. Fake Hollywood friends aren’t gonna do it. Who holds him accountable?”