Pat McAfee issued an apology one day subsequent to Jimmy Kimmel’s threat of “court action” against New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers for claiming that the late-night talk show host’s name would be disclosed in soon-to-be-sealed information from a civil case involving convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
McAfee stated that he had “become a part of it.”Tuesday during “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers made an implication that court documents pertaining to a case that Epstein was the subject of prior to his demise would contain Kimmel’s name. The documents contain the previously redacted names of over 150 individuals from court filings.
“That is expected to be released in the near future. Rodgers stated, “Many individuals, Jimmy Kimmel included, are sincerely hoping that information remains confidential.”Kimmel denied the allegation and reposted a clip of the segment from “The Pat McAfee Show” on X.
Kimmel stated, “For the record, I have not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact with Epstein. Furthermore, my name does not appear on any ‘list’ consisting of obviously fabricated nonsense that dimwits like yourself cannot differentiate from reality.” “Your careless remarks endanger my family. Should you persist, we shall proceed with the factual dispute in court.”
Wednesday morning, McAfee began his program by discussing the situation. “I completely understand Jimmy Kimmel’s sentiments, particularly in light of his position. However, Aaron was likely merely attempting to converse. Did it now go too far in the eyes of many individuals? Jimmy Kimmel unequivocally stated that to be true. As soon as it occurred, both my companion and I attempted to exclaim, “Whoa!”
“Obviously, we do not appreciate being associated with anything negative, ever,” McAfee continued. We desire for our performance to be uplifting, joyful, and entertaining. It’s just that we converse and attempt to find the humor in every situation. Certain matters in particular provoke furious outrage from individuals, particularly when they involve grave allegations. We therefore apologize for our participation.
Looking forward to hearing Aaron’s thoughts on the matter. Hopefully, these two parties will be capable of resolving this matter outside of justice. However, be amenable to small talk and proceed.”