Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/16/12

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was upset with the final cut of his "60 Minutes" appearance last week.  He thought certain things were edited to portray him to fit the show's "agenda" and didn't like that his segment talking about the MACC Fund charity didn't air. "When you open up your life for four months and allow them to have access to your family and your friends and events, it’s always interesting to see what comes out," Rodgers said. "I just felt like the editing of the piece could have been done in a way that was maybe a lot more respectful of myself. If I’m sensitive about anything through the whole process it’s – you know they come to the MACC Fund event in May, which is very, very important to me, even more important considering the two boys that we lost this year to cancer. . . . For them to not even show really any of the content from that night, any of the kids, to not say anything about the MACC Fund, what they do for kids with cancer, I think that was the thing that was most disappointing about the piece. They had an opportunity to do some great things and really show some things I am passionate about and didn’t do that." The Packers play the Lions this Sunday so during a teleconfrence with reporters in Detroit, Rodgers was asked about his statement on "60 Minutes" that other teams have paid bounties to knock players out of games like the New Orleans Saints had.   "I wouldn’t put a whole lot of weight into that story," Rodgers said. "It was cut for their purposes, their agenda, and most of the answers were either just portions of a bigger answer or probably not even for the question that was asked. So, I’m not even going to touch that one." "60 Minutes" responded to Rodgers claim of edititng to fit their "agenda," with a statement to the Milwakee Journal Sentinel. "Aaron Rodgers was never taken out of context and most anybody portrayed as he was on ‘60 Minutes’ would have been flattered by the story," said Jeff Fager, the CBS News chairman and executive producer of "60 Minutes," in a statement. "It was fair and accurate and it was obvious we got it right when we reported that he tends to be overly sensitive." "60 Minutes" released a transcript of the exchange between Rodgers and reporter Scott Pelley. Pelley: There has been - a bit of a scandal in these recent months, that the league has reacted to, about players being paid bounties to knock guys like you out of the game. And I wonder if you've ever felt like you've been targeted in a game, somebody tryin' to take you out? Rodgers: Every game I feel like they're tryin' to take me out. Now, I don't know about money. I don't -  I've never felt like there's been - (mic noise) been money on my head. But - that's what happens. The defense is tryin' to - is tryin' to either knock you out of the game or knock you out of your rhythm. Some teams are a tad bit dirtier than others - in the ways they go about doin' that. But - you know, it's everything from trash talkin' to - a borderline late hit, to - a dirty play. But - you know, some of that stuff is part of the game, and then some of that stuff (as we've seen) - most people agree is not part of the game. Pelley: You seeing more of it now or less? Rodgers: I think - about the same. I don't think that's - that really changes a whole lot. I - again, I can't speak on any of the bounty stuff. Like, I don't know - what teams were also using systems like that. But - Pelley: You think - Rodgers: I can tell you - Pelley: It's more than one? Rodgers:  Could have been. Could have been. I think it's gotta be - in your mind. It's not outside the realm of thinking that there could have been other teams that had similar systems. But - no, I think - every defense is tryin' to - is tryin' to get after the quarterback. Pelley: You said some teams are dirtier than others. Who's dirty? Rodgers: I don't wanna give them any more fuel. They - they - those teams know who they are. They definitely know who they are. Pelley: And you know who they are. Rodgers: Yeah. HT: NFL.com

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