Former NFL Reporter Rips 'Delusional' Jimmy Kimmel's 'Predictable' Rant

Former sports reporter Michele Tafoya took the side of NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers in his ongoing beef with Jimmy Kimmel.

Tafoya defended Rodgers on her show "Don't @ Me" on OutKick.

Rodgers suggested that Kimmel was linked to Jeffrey Epstein on "The Pat McAfee Show" last week.

Tafoya mentioned that Jimmy Kimmel often criticizes others for a living. She believes that Aaron Rodgers' comments shouldn't have upset Kimmel too much.

She explained that Jimmy Kimmel's monologue on Monday represents the current misunderstanding in America perfectly.

"This is the culture issue at its core. Jimmy Kimmel thinks he's smarter than you and everyone else, including Aaron Rodgers. Jimmy Kimmel thinks that because he and Aaron Rodgers disagree about stuff, that he is smarter than Aaron Rodgers, and Aaron Rodgers is somehow dumb, because Aaron Rodgers went to community college for two years…" Tafoya said. "So to make that connection is so snobbish. To suggest that Aaron is stupid because he didn't graduate Cal, it's just this elitism. It's the ‘I’m smart because I'm a liberal, and you're dumb…'

"But that is the disconnect in America right now in a nutshell. 'I believe one way, you believe in another way, and therefore, I'm smarter than you, and you're stupid.'"

Tafoya noted that Jimmy Kimmel often subtly criticizes former President Trump. She pointed out that Kimmel always does this.

"He couldn't finish his rant about Aaron Rodgers without somehow tying it to Trump… This need to always come back to Trump. You can start talking about astrophysics, and you eventually get back to Trump," she said. 

"How is this possible? Why does this happen? You can't just stay on message with your one point? You have to bring it back to Trump. It's a weird freaking time in America - that's putting it mildly… It's a little loony to me, Jimmy, that you started with Aaron Rodgers and Epstein Island, and you got back to Trump…"

"It's so predictable, and it's so damaging."

ESPN, the channel that shows "The Pat McAfee Show," apologized for Aaron Rodgers' joke. They said the joke was silly and not true.

Pat McAfee, who used to play for the Indianapolis Colts, said Aaron Rodgers was trying to insult someone with his comments. McAfee said sorry for being involved in the trouble that followed.

"We obviously don’t like the fact that we’re associated with anything negative ever. We like our show to be an uplifting one. A happy one. A fun one. But it’s because we talk s--- and try to make light of everything, some things obviously people get very p---ed off about, especially when they’re that serious of allegations," McAfee said.