Aaron Rodgers isn't the only Packers star feeling the media love in the wake of the team's Super Bowl triumph. Linebacker Clay Matthews is making the rounds, too - he showed up as a guest WWE ref, and last night, he made his way to Los Angeles for a taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He covered the Super Bowl (including some trash talk with Ben Roethlisberger), Rodgers' championship belt celebration, and of course, his luxurious locks.
The show played a clip of Matthews pressuring Roethlisberger, nearly intercepting a pass, and saying something afterward. According to Matthews, he was merely informing Roethlisberger that if he'd gotten the ball, he would have scored. Also, the belt he presented Rodgers after the Super Bowl? Apparently, he got it from a fan.
The two also discussed some of Matthews' family history - his well-documented NFL bloodlines (he's a third-generation NFLer, and both his father and uncle played 19 years each in the league), how he walked on at USC, how he revels in proving to people that even a Californian can tough it out in cold weather, etc. Eventually, the hair came up. And it caused Leno to refer to Matthews as "very Suave," thereby playing into every stereotype about Leno's supposed devolution from best stand-up comic working to shameless corporate shill. Video of the interview below, in two parts.