Hub Arkush may have caught intense criticism for his Aaron Rodgers/MVP voting take, but his opinion won’t cost him his vote for the award.
Associated Press national NFL writer Barry Wilner informed the Chicago Sun-Times that the organization will not be revoking Arkush’s MVP vote over the controversy.
“For MVP, because the word ‘valuable’ is judgmental, it would be unfair and unwise for us to set any parameters for that award,” Wilner said. “We can’t tell people how to think about what they consider most valuable.”
Arkush, the executive editor of Pro Football Weekly and NFL insider at The Score, set off a firestorm this week when he said he would not vote for Rodgers because he is “the biggest jerk in the league.” Arkush cited Rodgers’ off-field behavior as reasons for his stance.
When asked about Arkush’s statements, Rodgers called the Chicago-based journalist “a bum” multiple times. Arkush later published an open apology to the Packers quarterback.
I made a terrible mistake Tuesday with my Aaron Rodgers comments. It was completely my fault. There is no one else to blame, and I am here to try and apologize.
My column is unlocked and free for all to read here:https://t.co/eVJuzhMccu
— Hub Arkush (@Hub_Arkush) January 6, 2022
So there you have it: Arkush will not be punished for his actions, and there’s a very good chance that after all this, Rodgers still wins his fourth MVP award.
If that happens, this will all wind up being much ado about nothing.
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