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Aaron Rodgers to NFL players: Ignore Trump's jabs

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an NFL.com column posted Tuesday afternoon that players should ignore comments from President Donald Trump, and he called it "absolutely beautiful" that basketball star LeBron James recently did just that.

"He knows he has the support of his contemporaries," Rodgers said of James, "in his own sport and in other sports."

Rodgers was asked about the president's history of calling players derogatory names for not standing during the national anthem.

"I think if we can learn to ignore or not respond to stuff like that -- if we can -- it takes away the power of statements like that," he responded.

>> Read more at NFL.com

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