"Direct communications" key to resolving Rodgers-Packers rift

A former Sturgeon Bay mediation expert says that both sides need to address the situation immediately for the Green Bay Packers to rectify a strained relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Rodgers, who has reportedly told some within the organization that he does not want to return to Green Bay next season, has not publicly commented about the situation since the story broke on draft day last week. However, the Packers organization has said they will not trade Rodgers and believe he will be their starting quarterback this year.  Colleen Crocker-MacMillin, who practiced mediation for 20 years and was the mayor of Sturgeon Bay, shares what she would recommend resolving the conflict.



MacMillin adds that it is too easy for messages sent through social media and texting to be misconstrued.  She suggests that both parties tune out the outside “noise”.



Rodgers is reportedly upset with the Packer organization, namely General Manager Brian Gutekunst, for not renegotiating his current contract, drafting quarterback Jordan Love last year, and releasing wide receiver Jake Kumerow last fall.  

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