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Aaron Rodgers Skipped Jets Minicamp For Retreat, Insider Says

Well, at least Aaron Rodgers had a good reason for skipping the New York Jets' mandatory minicamp. We think.

So why did Rodgers not attend? Well, probably because he's 40 years old and doesn't feel the need to hang out with the team for two days in the summer. He's already, you know, established.

But Rodgers also had another reason, per NFL insider Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. Specifically, Rodgers was on an ayahuasca retreat.

The result could be $100,ooo in fines. And does anyone know what an ayahuasca retreat is? (More on that in a minute.)

"The best I can answer this right now that I feel solid about is that he is somewhere that they could not excuse and maintain credibility with the rest of the locker room, but would be expected, would not be an out-of-left-field thing for him," Breer said on The Rich Eisen Show.

Anyway, ayahuasca has been described as "the vine that allows the spirit to wander detached from the body, entering the spiritual world, otherwise forbidden for the alive."

Uh, OK. Well, that is what Rodgers was reportedly doing instead of practicing football with his teammates. Whatevs.

Per Daily Mail Online:

"Rodgers has been involved in the team's offseason practices over the last several weeks and was at the Jets practice facility on Monday for a physical.

"Rodgers first missed practice during the mandatory minicamp will cost the 40-year-old Rodgers $16,953, with a second absence nearly doubling to $33,908, and a final missed day raising to a fine of $50,855."

Rodgers appeared in just one game last season — the first — before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury. So this is expected to be his first full season as a member of the Jets.