Fox Sports Sideline Reporter Erin Andrews Reveals Near Death Experience During NFL Week 1

Erin Andrews knows the NFL season can be a tough road.

In the latest episode of her iHeart Radio podcast Calm Down with Erin and Charissa, with co-host Charissa Thompson, Erin Andrews explained that her driver fell asleep at the wheel when she was on the road from Chicago to Green Bay for a sit-down interview with Aaron Rodgers. At the time of the incident, Erin was on a conference call with fellow Fox broadcasters Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen, as well as members of the Packers, including Aaron Rodgers.

She explained the situation:

“I’m typing, headphones are working, we’re good. I hear snoring,” Andrews detailed. “I know it’s not Greg Olsen, Kevin Burkhardt or Aaron Rodgers snoring. It’s my driver who fell asleep at the wheel. On a highway from Chicago!”

Thompson interrupted at that point: “Timeout. What do you mean he fell asleep at the wheel?”

“Snoring. Sleeping,” Andrews reiterated. “And the car is moving, 65 miles an hour.

“I am so thankful I put my phone on mute because we’re on a Zoom. I put my phone on mute and I go “Are you effing sleeping?!” Wakes up, Clark Griswold, it was awful. So now I have the quarterback of the team I’m trying to work on, I’m trying to take notes. I have full-blown anxiety. This is not the way I want to go down. This is not the way I want to die.”

“After Aaron [Rodgers] gets off, I go ‘pull over at a Starbucks,’” she said. “I make him pull over at a McDonald’s. I go in, I get him a coffee. He doesn’t drink it. The entire car ride I am like ‘ahem ahem ahem’ monitoring if he’s sleeping at the wheel.”

Thankfully for Erin she was able to make it safely to Green Bay for her interview with Aaron Rodgers on Friday. From there, she went on to Minneapolis for Sunday’s NFC North game.

The NFL season is off to a wild start for EA.

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