Aaron Rodgers, Nick Barnett iron out issues

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (R) talks with head coach Mike McCarthy during a timeout in the first quarter at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 27, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey

After Nick Barnett took a swipe at Aaron Rodgers via Twitter this weekend, the two have apparently kissed and made up. Kumbaya and a bonfire are set for later this week.

From ESPN.com:

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio he called linebacker Nick Barnett on Saturday to discuss his comments and Barnett’s about the team photo situation.

“I initiated the conversation. We ironed things out. I didn’t think there needed to be an apology on either side,” Rodgers said.

“I reminded him I was the one who went to the third floor and lobbied to have everyone in the team photo. I realize people are going to want to talk about this at the Super Bowl, but everything is cool.”

The problem between the two players started when Rodgers told the media that he rehabbed at the team’s complex back in 2006 when he landed on IR. Barnett was one of the injured players this year that chose to rehab on his own, so he took offense to Rodgers’ comment.

“All I wanted to be is included as a teammate nothing more,” Barnett tweeted. “Looks like it has backfired on me.. I guess That was asking too much… Sorry if I offended anyone.”

The entire situation reeked of high school, so I’m sure the Packers are glad it’s over. For Rodgers, there’s nothing like squabbling about this when he has to prepare for Dick LeBeau’s defense in less than seven days.

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