Thursday, February 3, 2011
XLV: Rodgers hasn't been out 'carousing'
By Kevin Seifert
IRVING, Texas -- Ben Roethlisberger's well-chronicled off-field problems have put his every move under scrutiny as Super Bowl XLV approaches. TMZ, for instance, posted Internet video of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback singing at a local piano bar Tuesday night.
The paparazzi is going to have a tough time tracking down Roethlisberger's counterpart, Aaron Rodgers, this week in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. The Green Bay Packers quarterback, profiled this week by ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill, is a "homebody" who prefers not to be noticed when he leaves home or the team hotel.
Speaking Thursday at the Packers' final media availability of the week, Rodgers said: "I haven't been out carousing. I am a homebody so I've been spending a lot of time in my hotel room watching film. I think it is important at the same time that you are sticking with your normal routine. I like to go out to dinner when I'm back home in Green Bay so I've gone out to dinner, to a couple of really nice spots, and then come home, relax and watch film."