Jordan Rodgers lands SEC Network gig amidst claims he went on 'The Bachelorette' for TV jobs
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/06/2016
Jordan Rodgers' The Bachelorette intentions have been questioned since before the show even began filming, and now, he's landed a new job that will probably only raise skepticism of his sincerity to woo JoJo Fletcher.
A source told Us Weekly in June that Fletcher recieved "multiple warnings" from friends that the former pro quarterback -- and brother of NFL star Aaron Rodgers -- had shady motives for appearing on the show once news leaked of his participation in March.
"Jordan was seeing another girl," the source said. "He only went on the show to land sports commentator gigs."
On Night 1 of filming The Bachelorette, Jordan, 27, told Fletcher that he dabbles in some sports radio broadcasting. He quickly became a frontrunner for her heart, winning the First Impression Rose and first kiss of the season.
In light of rumors Jordan competed on The Bachelorette only to further his career and become famous, he has apparently just been hired for a "new gig" at the SEC Network.
Clay Travis of FOX Sports tweeted, "So @SECNetwork just gave @JRodgers11 a rose too. Congrats on the new gig."
The SEC Network broadcasts college sports for the Southeastern Conference, which includes Vanderbilt University, where Jordan played college football and eventually graduated from.
Neither Jordan or the SEC Network have confirmed The Bachelorette suitor's new position or released details about what he'll be responsible for.
When The Bachelorette premiered, Jordan's ex-girlfriend Brittany Farrar accused him of being a cheater, liar and fame-seeker. She even made fun of him for "riding the bench" throughout his football career.
As of now, Jordan is still on The Bachelorette, and his connection with Fletcher continues to deepen.