PEOPLE source: Aaron Rodgers is taking ‘great precautions’ not to worsen family feud

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Aaron Rodgers may not be on speaking terms with his family, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback is making an effort to not worsen the ongoing feud.

On Sunday, Aaron’s father, Ed Rodgers, confirmed to The New York Times that the family is not in verbal communication with his second son following the athlete’s rise in popularity.

“Fame can change things,” Ed said in reference to Aaron, 33.

News of the family’s rift first surfaced last spring when Jordan Rodgers competed on JoJo Fletcher‘s season 12 of The Bachelorette. While competing on the ABC reality series, Jordan, 28, revealed that although he was very close with his oldest brother Luke, Aaron is estranged from the rest of the family.

“It’s just the way he’s chosen to do life,” Jordan explained on the show. “I chose to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother [Luke].”

But although Jordan and his father have opened up about the family drama since it was first discussed on national television last spring, Aaron has no intention of addressing — or dealing with — it publicly.

“Aaron has never wanted want to air this out in a public forum. He’s going through great…