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Pat McAfee calls one of his ESPN bosses a 'rat' on air; Aaron Rodgers will return

Pat McAfee went on a live rant against ESPN executive Norby Williamson, one of his bosses, amid the ongoing drama sparked by Aaron Rodgers suggesting that late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is named in the infamous flight log of the now deceased child predator Jeffrey Epstein.

McAfee, 36, confirmed during Friday's episode of "The Pat McAfee Show" on ESPN that Rodgers will make his weekly Tuesday appearance despite receiving a ton of backlash for what the New York Jets quarterback now chalks up as a joke.

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Rodgers, 40, seemingly opened Pandora's box with his comments about Kimmel because now McAfee claims Williamson, who he called a "rat," has been trying to sabotage them since signing their deal with ESPN last year.

"We understand that more people are watching this show than ever before. We're very thankful for the ESPN folks for being very hospitable," McAfee said. "Now there are some people actively trying to sabotage us from within ESPN. More specifically I believe Norby Williamson is the guy attempting to sabotage our program.

"I'm not 100 per cent sure - that's just seemingly the only human that has information, and then somehow that information gets leaked and it's wrong and then it sets a narrative of what our show is. Are we just going to combat that from a rat every single time? I don't know. But somebody tried to get ahead of our actual ratings release with wrong numbers 12 hours beforehand. That's a sabotage attempt, and it's been happening basically this entire season from some people who didn't necessarily love the old addition of the Pat McAfee Show to the ESPN family."

Pat McAfee might have to cut ties with Aaron Rodgers

Kimmel, 56, works for ABC, which is owned by Disney, ESPN's parent company, and he is probably the network's most important employee.

He lashed out against Rodgers and said his family is now in danger due to the harmful comments. McAfee apologized, but will still have the NFL's most powerful player on the show.

Depending on how Tuesday's appearance goes, ESPN might force McAfee to cut ties with Rodgers, whose conspiracy theories are not for national television.

McAfee calling one of his bosses a "rat" is also probably not going to bode well, but like sports analyst Nick Wright says, that's not the most important part of this story.

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