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THIS JUST IN… from CBS Sports Network

         On last night’s episode of ROME on CBS Sports Network, Green Bay Packers Quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers joined Jim Rome to discuss the Packers 2012 schedule, the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal and Green Bay’s playoff loss to the New York Giants.


“When you play this game you realize how violent it is, and you also realize as a quarterback that the defense is trying to take shots and either rattle you a little bit to get you out of your rhythm or take you out of the game if they can. However, I think the line is drawn when people knowingly take money for hits that cause injuries to another player. I think that’s when the line gets crossed.”


“Once I was able to leave the state of Wisconsin and get away from it, I think that’s when the mental healing begins. As a competitor you never really forget those. You try to use those as fuel for your fire.”

          ROME, which airs weekdays at 6:00 PM, ET, features news and opinion on the day’s hottest sports stories with rants and debates, and includes guest appearances by some of the biggest names in sports. Detroit Tigers pitcher and 2011 American League MVP Justin Verlander joins the show tonight, Friday, April 20.

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