Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers decided to address rumors surrounding his sexuality in an interview with ESPN 540 in Wisconsin.
"I'm just going to say I'm not gay," Rodgers said. "I really, really like women."
Rodgers has long kept his life away from football guarded, and he answered the allegation with brevity and a touch of incredulity.
"There's always going to be silly stuff out there in the media and you can't worry too much about it. I don't." Rodgers added, "I think professional is professional and personal is personal and that's how I'm going to keep it."
Rodgers and the Packers will play host to the 49ers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.