The Internet can be a nasty place. Read: a prominent professional athlete can have their sexuality openly questioned to the point that said prominent professional athlete has to address the rumors on his own talk show.
In late December of last year, Aaron Rodgers had to deflect online rumors because they had become so mainstream.
"I'm just going to say I'm not gay," Rodgers said on Milwaukee's 540 WAUK-AM. "I really, really like women. That's all I can really say about that."
Rodgers' love life has always been a popular online topic, dating back to the days when he was in the middle of a Michelle Beadle/Erin Andrews sandwich.
Recent rumors suggested that Rodgers was dating "The Newsroom" actress Olivia Munn, but there was nothing to confirm it — until this week. Splash News Online got shots of Rodgers and Munn kinda, sorta locking lips — but they were also SMILING together!
The photos are the kind of thing that surely would make Will McAvoy shudder. But as we all know, Sloan Sabbith (Munn's character on "The Newsroom") has little-to-no journalistic integrity, so those "gotcha shots" are more than fair game.
Munn will soon be out of work as "The Newsroom" will come to an end later this year. But if in doubt, she could always turn to her modeling career (CLICK HERE FOR OLIVIA MUNN PICS).
And if things really go south? She could always leak more of these: (CLICK HERE TO SEE OLIVIA MUNN NSFW NUDE PICS).
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