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Jordan Rodgers has already emerged as a front-runner for JoJo Fletcher's heart on the 12th season of The Bachelorette, but past relationship drama seems to be catching up with him.

The 27-year-old former NFL player, whose brother Aaron, 32, is currently the Green Bay Packers starting quarterback, was awarded the season's first kiss with Fletcher – and the First Impression Rose.

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During the episode, Rodgers explained that he had previously been in a relationship with a woman he loved, but his football career led to its end. "I was in love, but I was so focused on football that I didn't make time for anything else," Rodgers explained.

After the premiere, however, Brittany Farrar – who says she is Rodgers' ex-girlfriend – slammed the hunky athlete on Instagram: "Riding the bench doesn't get in the way of a relationship, but cheating does."

She added the hashtags "#yourpitchisntperfect," and "#alwayswantedtobefamous #dreamscometrue #tuneinnextweekformoreBS," tagging Rogers in the video of Chris Pratt shaking his head in surprise.

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