Aaron Rodgers gets taunted by a college kid during a charity football game and things got a little crazy after that

Aaron Rodgers isn’t exactly known for throwing interceptions, so any time you pick him you absolutely have to celebrate and that’s exactly what a college student did in a recent charity football game. The twist here is that the celebration actually turned into a taunt that briefly seemed to rub the Green Bay Packers superstar the wrong way.

The NFL shared a clip of the interception this week and the clip has everything you could want from a charity football game: A star NFL quarterback is chosen by a student, who will play at the D-level II next year.

Let’s watch it all go down. In the clip, Rodgers is picked on by a player named Darius Maxwell.

Not only did Maxwell complete the pass, but he also RETURNED THE BALL TO RODGERS. It would be like hitting a home run in baseball and then chasing the ball back to the pitcher. If an NFL player actually did this in a game, I guess they would be flagged for taunting and banned for life.

Free agent cornerback Josh Norman was present at the event and he was even shocked that Maxwell had the nerve to return the ball to Rodgers.

Maxwell explained the situation during a recent interview with Sports Illustrated.

“It just happened,” Maxwell said as he returned the ball to Rodgers. “I can’t even remember what made me want to give him the ball. Josh Norman was there too. Josh said: ‘It’s the first time I’ve seen someone do that in person. I said, ‘I know. That’s why I did it.'”

As you can see in the clip, Rodgers didn’t seem thrilled that whoever intercepted him ran straight at him and gave him the ball. The reigning NFL MVP responded by throwing the ball at Maxwell’s legs.

“It’s crazy,” Maxwell told SI. “During the game, I didn’t even know he was throwing the ball [toward me]. Everybody in the camp told me he threw the ball [toward me]. I didn’t know that until I saw the video.”

It’s impossible to know if Rodgers was actually upset by the taunts without asking him. I mean, let’s be honest, it also could have paid homage to Peyton Manning’s famous “Saturday Night Live” skit.

Even though Rodgers was upset, it was only for a moment. Rodgers and Maxwell were back on good terms after the match ended.

“Aaron, he’s a very competitive and very nice person. He was very, very nice. Very nice,” Maxwell said. “Right after the game he asked us about our history and how it is at JUCO. He is amazing.”

According to SI, Maxwell will attend Division II Wheeling (W.Va.) University this year after spending last season at a junior college in California (Saddleback College).

So how was Maxwell able to take out Rodgers? He gave the details to SI.

Rodgers had three receivers on fourth down.

“He ran the #1 guy a turn route, ran the #2 guy a pivot route, and ran the #3 guy a crossover route,” Maxwell said. “All I did was back up like I was on the road to the turn, I came back on the road to the pivot. I knew he had seen the road to the turn so as soon as I saw it saw it release, I just jumped on it. Basically, I pulled it in.”

The man BAITED a four-time NFL MVP to throw an interception!

Rodgers has only thrown four picks the entire 2021 season, so any time you intercept him is a big deal, even if it’s in a charity game. The play actually took place on March 12, but the video wasn’t released until this week, meaning if Maxwell’s friends didn’t believe his story before, they’ll definitely believe him now.

Former NFL QB Mark Sanchez was also playing in the game and apparently Maxwell picked him three times, which could explain why he’s no longer in the NFL. The event, which also featured Sam Darnold, Kyle Allen, Equanimeous St. Brown, Donte Whitner, Carson Palmer, Sanchez and Matt Leinart, ended up raising $400,000 for charity.


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