GREEN BAY - Between the two pro athletes, there was more than enough money to hire a plumber.
But when Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker’s garbage disposal stopped working while he hosted Aaron Rodgers, the two men took matters into their own hands. Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers' two-time MVP quarterback, said he first checked out a YouTube tutorial. Then, wearing blue shorts with a white T-shirt, he crawled under Dekker’s kitchen sink and got to work.
“He was having some sink issues,” Rodgers said, “asked for my help. He’s 23 years old. I know he’s engaged and taking the next step to being an adult, but he’s not quite there yet. So I went under the sink.”
Over the weekend, Dekker tweeted a picture of Rodgers holding a black plug while lying on the kitchen floor. Rodgers then provided a play-by-play Wednesday of how he fixed Dekker’s garbage disposal.
“What the tutorial told me,” Rodgers said, “was to test the switch fast. What kind of rumble you hear, or lack of rumble, tells you what’s going on with the garbage disposal. So, I flipped the switch and nothing happened. So it means two things: one, it’s completely broken and it needs to be changed out, or, two, it’s not plugged in.”
And the verdict?
“It wasn’t plugged in,” Rodgers said. “So, that’s the picture of me holding the plug as I call him from the other room. I said, ‘Hey, idiot, it wasn’t plugged in.’