American actress and model, Olivia Munn has lambasted her critics for unprofessional journalism when word got out that the ill performance of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was being blamed on her.
In a recent tweet, the television personality called out to writer Rob Demovsky, saying: "Playing it fast & loose w/the journalism @RobDemovsky. Your professional skills are lacking... you must be having personal problems at home."
To underscore her point, the actor-cum-author followed it up with a clear message on who she was aiming at: "The trolls can have their comments, it's not them I'm calling out, it's the journalists."
The comments were in direct reference to Rob Demovsky's ESPN article, which was aimed at listing down clues that would explain away Rodgers' poor performance.
Sports fans are bemoaning the fact that the Packers have all-time lows under the NFL quarterback in yards (344.3 per game) and passing yards (236.3). For the first time in seven years, the US team has already lost three straight starts with Rodgers leading the pack.
Demovsky wrote the following as one of the possible reasons for the bad luck, and the very quote that Munn took issue to: "Possible off-field issues?: A longtime NFL agent told me recently that when he sees one of his top-performing clients play differently, as Rodgers has of late, the first thing he wonders is if something is going on in his personal life. There's no indication that Rodgers' relationship status has changed. Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers' girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Sometimes it's easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives."
Meanwhile, NBC Sports reports that Rodgers has been playing poorly not because of any off-field issue, but because he did sustain injuries that very likely influenced his recent play.
The fact only surfaced on the injury report on Wednesday. This was the straw that broke the camel's back, and a reason for Rodgers to continue to deny the obvious.
The report identified a shoulder injury. The NBC report also mentions a leg injury incurred (unmentioned in the official report) during the play against the Lions. Rodgers is quick to say these things are not an "excuse."
"It's not an excuse. It's a source of pride. I think that's the difference," Rodgers told Jason Wilde of ESPN.com. "I think for the guys in this locker room who are out there battling, it's a source of pride."