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Rodgers regrets airing criticism of announcers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he regrets airing his complaints about ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcast team in a recent radio interview.

Speaking with ESPN Milwaukee 540 AM this week, Rodgers sharply criticized former Monday night broadcaster Tony Kornheiser, saying he did "absolutely no research" and doubts that he knows "anything about sports." He also threw a barb at current analyst Ron Jaworski, calling the ex-QB's past opinions of Rodgers' fundamentals perhaps the worst segment "in the history of TV."

Rodgers now says the radio was an "inappropriate" outlet for his thoughts and that he didn't mean to disrespect anybody — although he didn't necessarily back away from the substance of his criticisms.

ESPN officials declined comment through a spokesman.