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Jordan Rodgers Pokes Fun at His High-Maintenance Hair on First Day of New Sports Gig

by Antoinette Bueno 12:10 PM PDT, August 24, 2016
Playing Jordan Rodgers Pokes Fun at His High-Maintenance Hair on First Day of New Sports Gig

Jordan Rodgers' signature 'do is a hot topic among Bachelorette fans, and he knows it.

The 27-year-old former football player made his SEC Network debut on Tuesday, and had some fun backstage with his new co-workers. Rodgers' sports broadcasting gig has him working as a college football studio analyst, appearing alongside Super Bowl champ Anthony "Booger" McFarland and host Peter Burns.

First SEC NOW Live at 7 EST! Solid crew

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In an amusing Instagram video Rodgers posted, Burns pokes fun at his super-styled coif.

"Why's it all about hair with this guy?" Burns cracks. "We get it, you have nice hair."

Rodgers later asks for more hairspray on his 'do, and takes back an earlier compliment he gave Burns.

"I mean, do I really like his hair? No, but it's my first day -- I want everyone to like me," he jokes.

Had a little fun at the office yesterday...

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Rodgers also poked fun at his Bachelorette past in an Instagram post about his exciting new job. "Fun day back in the SEC, much easier without 100k screaming fans and giant angry men trying to kill me...but only slightly," he wrote.

Meanwhile, Fletcher is super proud of her fiance. "Not only is he the most loving, kindhearted and selfless man... But also unbelievably hardworking and driven," she Instagrammed on Monday. "Congrats on your first week w/ the SEC Network bubbi! You deserve it."

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Earlier this month, ESPN defended its decision to hire Rodgers after his stint on the Bachelorette, explaining that the network was interested in him before he appeared on the hit ABC dating show. Rodgers' hiring caused controversy among sports fans -- and fellow contestant Chad Johnson -- who objected that Rodgers was only hired because of his newfound reality fame.

"He didn't need the show to get our attention. In fact, I had a real concern with how he would be viewed by fans of the show and what it might mean for him down the line," Stephanie Druley, ESPN's senior vice president, told Sports Illustrated. "We waited until the show was a few weeks into its run before we made an offer."

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