[caption id="attachment_137529" align="aligncenter" width="509"] Aaron Rodgers (left) and Kevin Lanflisi[/caption]
Aaron Rodgers, a star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, has just returned to the field after eight weeks out with a broken collarbone. But now rumors are circulating the Super Bowl MVP is secretly gay, and on the verge of being outed by an angry boyfriend.
The website The Fame Driven uncovered a series of photos and tweets from Kevin Lanflisi, Rodgers’ “personal assistant” and roommate for the past few years, that suggest the two had more than a platonic relationship.
A "spy" told the site:
Aaron has attended numerous sports award shows with Kevin, always color coordinated and without any double female dates, including the ESPY’s. Kevin was also the first person Aaron embraced when the Packers won the Super-bowl in 2011.
I just find it really strange that as of late there has been many bitter subliminal tweets on Kevin Lanflisi’s twitter alluding to a relationship much deeper than a friendship he had, with who I perceive to be Aaron Rodgers, because Kevin has NEVER once tweeted about having a girlfriend, just mainly about the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, and Justin Bieber’s music and sitting front row at Bieber’s concert.
There has been speculation for years here in Wisconsin that Aaron is gay.
Before their apparent rift Rodgers has talked openly about his special friendship with Lanflisi in the press, telling the Sporting News that "he’s been great for me as far as great conversations outside of football... our friendship goes a lot deeper than what we do.”
The media has made half-hearted attempts at trotting out girlfriends for Rodgers: ESPN's Erin Roberts, Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szhor and, more recently, Destiny Newton, whom he met as a kid in church camp. But he's never discussed them in public or been seen with them at events.
Lanflisi even posted pictures of himself wearing Rodgers Super Bowl MVP ring (left), which the 30-year-old earned in 2011.
But there seems to be trouble in their relationship, whatever it entails: Rodgers and Lanflisi were supposed to be part of a big NFL outing over the summer—until Rodgers pulled out at the last minute, enraging Lanflisi.
There was talk that Rodgers was one of several NFL players who planned on coming out en masse earlier this year, but obviously nothing came of it. Will Lanflisi go public with more intimate details of their relationship? As he said in one tweet, "silence always comes with an expiration date."