Sterger question scrubbed out of Favre transcript

In early August, Deadspin posted an item regarding allegations from former Jets in-house sideline reporter Jenn Sterger, who claimed that former Jets quarterback Brett Favre pursued her romantically — and sent her photos of a certain part of his anatomy unrelated to throwing a football.

At no point after the story emerged did anyone in the media ask Favre about the story.

Earlier today, Deadspin posted audio of voice messages that Favre allegedly left for Sterger and images that he allegedly texted. 

During a Thursday afternoon press conference, which we encourage you to watch while searching for unintended audible and visual double entendres, Favre finally was asked about the situation.  He declined to address it and, in so doing, failed to deny any of it.

Fine.  That’s his prerogative.  But the situation got more interesting when, as Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald points out, the Vikings P.R. staff scrubbed the question and answer out of the circulated transcript of Favre’s remarks.

Video on the Vikings website continues to include the question and answer.

Though major media outlets like ESPN, which will be broadcasting Monday night’s Vikings-Jets game and knows a thing or two about photos of certain body parts being shared among coworkers, can try to ignore the story by simply disregarding the Deadspin item, the asking of the question at a press conference — and the insertion of an answer by Favre — makes the omission of any mention of the situation more glaring.

Which may explain the decision to leave the question and answer out of the transcript.
 

61 responses to “Sterger question scrubbed out of Favre transcript

  1. Brett Favre is the bell-cow and cash-cow for the NFL. A business isn’t going to just throw out a money-producer without trying to save it first.
    This is as it should be. To quote so many players: “It’s a business, baby.” NFL needs ratings, Vikes need a new stadium, so it will be left to reporters to do the real investigation.
    And, nope, I don’t know whether Favre did this or not. Let’s see what “real media”–by that, I mean responsible media who require several sources and rock-solid evidence before reporting something–at least ask questions. Some reporters won’t ask for fear of ticking off sources. Others won’t ask for the same reason but will secretly harbor hope someone else does the heavy lifting.
    I personally would not have asked questions based on the first speculative report by Deadspin way back when. The new audio would force me, as a journalist, to ask questions but not necessarily of Favre. You don’t ask the suspect to build your case for you. You build the case and then question the suspect.

  2. Why do you insist on keep bring this up??
    We got it already! Penis, hand, crocks… yada yada yada…
    Got the point already… months ago actually.

  3. Every time you post a story about Favre/Sterger, could you please display a hot picture of Jenn Sterger?
    Thanks, greatly appreciated.

  4. It’s kind of like the provocative, Non-PC comments on this web site.
    Maybe the Min. Vikes are taking “A modified approach to comments/transcripts “

  5. Is there literally nothing else to report? The fixation on this story is unbelievable. Until Jen Sterger is willing to talk about 2 voicemails and some pictures that may or my not be Favre, can we not hear about something else?
    I don’t advocate sexual harrassment in the workplace or sexting while married, but surely there are most important things to discuss when the “accusing” party hasn’t personally accused anyone of anything?

  6. Think about what happened to Sean Salisbury when he did what he did … Of course Lord Favre (biggest choke artist in big games in NFL history) gets a free pass for some unknown reason …

  7. I’m surprised you haven’t suggested that Favre might purposely be making this public so that he can use it as an excuse if he has a bad season…that seems to be prism through which you see any story about Favre…

  8. Maybe I missed it, but did she file harassment charges, stalking charges, ask for a restraining order, contact the police, or take any legal action at all? Are we to assume all communications with Favre were incoming, that she never contacted him at all? She has all the appearances of being a whore, in it for the money. She surely collected a check for this little episode. I’m sure this little “ho” has more tidbits with other jocks and celebs she’s shook her tits at, someday she’ll cash in with them. I look forward to the day, some floozie has phone sex with Florio, and releases half of it. His half of course. Want that be fun!!!!

  9. What is this, “The Housewifes of the NFL”? Who cares! I thought this was a football site?

  10. Hello lames…don’t under estimate having a very angry wife (a very pretty wife, but roots in the trailer park) waiting for you at home while trying to win football games.

  11. That is something I was thinking too. He got her phone number too. You can’t tell mw she wasn’t “toying” with the idea… Or at least “toying” him along.
    Most chicks love attention, and I’m sure she did too!
    IF it’s even legit?!

  12. LMAO at the Queens’ fans on here. Listen, you wanted the Brent, the Diva on your squad, now you have to deal with the divanishness and the franchise-killing INT’s. (BTW, I guarantee you would be all over this if this was a Packer or Bear player. There wouldn’t be complaints of “Who cares! I thought this was a football site?”
    Just one question Florio? Where have all of the “Lord Favre” references gone since he forced his way onto your team, the Viqueens? Little known nugget for all of you newbies, Florio grew up rooting for Minny, he has shared in your 50+ years of futility. That’s why there has been so many Favre and Vikings posts the last year and a half. Someone ought to use one of those programs that count words and find out how many times “Favre”, “Minnesota”, and “Vikings” have been used.
    Anyway, if the Queens go 1-3 or 0-4 in this next stretch, it’ll kill the season and any positive vibes from last year, dooming their stadium effort, and force a move. Their whole existence in Minnesota depends on the next month.

  13. SoCalViking:
    Are you new here? This is the kind of stuff this website reports, and this is what NFL football fans are interested in. If you dont like it, dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.

  14. Apparently Big Ben was just trying to adapt himself to an already established NFL culture. He just needs to remember — send a picture of your junk, rather than showing it in person. Photographic evidence heightens the intrigue. It’s a subtle yet important nuance.

  15. No one looks better in a low cut tee-shirt and cowboy hat than Jen. Serious eye-candy. Can’t blame Farve for giving it a shot. Oh except that he might lose his wife, home and half his money. Oh well maybe he’ll have to play a few more years.

  16. Reminds me of Castro’s Cuba, don’t like the questions, scrub the incident from any state run media.
    Seriously, the Minnesota Vikings draw more attention to it by doing this and also focus attention on the cover up. What they should be focusing on is how Favre chokes in the playoffs but instead of that, they send a plane down to MS to pick him up. Ah the genius of Col Klink.

  17. That is definitely Favre on those voicemail messages. Even if one was presented with those voicemails without this story for context he/she would instantly ay “man that sounds exactly like Brett Favre”. Hopefully Deadspin sends a copy to Deanna in Hattiesburg to see what she thinks. And yep, he didn’t deny it.

  18. According to SLB’s myspace page The account was established 12/15/2006, and the user is a 41 year old male, David Bowie fan from England, last login 9/11/10.
    So Favre uses a English David Bowie fan as an alias as far back as ’06 and as recently as September? Give me a f’ing break you hacks

  19. [i]# Fire Ted says: October 7, 2010 8:22 PM
    Huck Finn = narcicistic douchebag.[/i]
    Rube Chat loves you, baby!

  20. I must admit, this is a sad state of affairs, and the last thing that the Vikings need at this point. Very Dissapointing Brett. Grow up already.

  21. No coverup here, folks – nothing to see, move along. The Minnesota Ministry of Truth is doing their best, but it’s too little, too late at this point.
    Ignore it all you want, Viking fans/Favre apologists, but the truth is out there now… the rest of the world knows what kind of person your “savior” really is.
    Don’t ever forget you brought this all on yourselves with your relentless stroking of his ego and pandering to his every whim and desire.

  22. If there was absolutely no truth to this there wouldn’t be a scrubbing of transcripts. I notice that Jen & Brett did not become an item. Perhaps photographic evidence of more of his flaccid flaws ended all interest.

  23. I bet if someone stared hard enough at the pictures you could match up some kind of mark on his body to the football Favre. Too bad I will never watch that video ever again…or at least the last 10 seconds of it anyway.

  24. Interesting. Some Viking fans will take interest in other teams injuries (and celebrate them), drool over black SUVs arriving in the middle of the night en force to save their team from the brink of disaster, and throw bombs on other threads about other players behavior. But when it comes to one of their own. “Hey. Why is this news? Lets move on. Sweep it under the rug already.”

  25. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says:
    October 7, 2010 9:36 PM
    SoCalViking:
    Are you new here? This is the kind of stuff this website reports, and this is what NFL football fans are interested in. If you dont like it, dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
    ___________________________________
    No, this is the kind of news the football fans THAT YOU KNOW are interested in. This is not football talk, this is drama-queen stuff that real football fans could care less about. Perhaps you should be surfing the “Jersey Shore” site. Don’t let the door hit you on the way in.

  26. Athletes are friggin awesome!!!
    Stop taking pics of your whackers….It will not turn out well for you!!!

  27. cheesehedz:
    I could care less which of his fellow teammates Rogers has a crush on and exposes himself too. And I could care less if Cutler and Jeff George gab on the phone all night long. It’s their personal business and has nothing to do with football.

  28. Maybe those photos got Brett that gig hocking jeans.
    Anybody remember, “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins.”
    At least now, Brett qualifies to work for ESPN.

  29. Favre abused painkillers and still unleashed dragons, a few cock pics isn’t going to do shit

  30. Who cares? It’s not as if he RAPED someone like Pig Pen or brutally murdered defenseless dogs like Michael Ick. So he sent a lady a picture of his schlong, who f*cking cares?

  31. Suddenly, Favre can talk smoothly. I listened to the phone message then an interview with Mort. He is unable to say a sentence without saying ahhhh then stopping. Deadspin is hardly legit. Just a bunch of hacks. When all else fails make up something to fire up the trolls.

  32. Get rid of female sideline reporters!! I’m not saying it is their fault but some do dress more provocatively than cheerleaders and if they were not there we would not hear these stories cuz they wouldn’t happen. And as for their being allowed into the locker room that is a complete double standard, do you see fellas in female sports teams locker rooms? No because it is wrong. If your husband or wife played on a professional sports team would you want the opposite gender in the locker room with them as they shower, change, etc? Would you want your significant other to be a reporter in a locker room full of the opposite gender where they may be harassed by people of the other gender who are half naked? No! So cut the politically correct crap (which ironically is a double standard in this case) and do what is right.

  33. When the story first came out last summer, (heh, “came out”), no one paid much attention.
    Why publish photos now?
    What is different between now and last summer?
    Hmmm …
    An embarrassing story about BF when he played for the Jets…
    Hmmm

  34. JERRY: So you were talking, (Elaine makes an agreement sound “mmm”) you’re having pleasant conversation, (Elaine makes an agreement sound “mmm”) then all of sudden…
    ELAINE: Yea.
    JERRY: It.
    ELAINE: It.
    JERRY: Out.
    ELAINE: Out.
    JERRY: Well I, I can’t believe this. I know Phil, he, he’s a good friend of mine. We play softball together. How could this be?
    ELAINE: Oh it be. (sarcastically) You got any other friends you want to set me up with?
    (Kramer enters)
    KRAMER: Hey. (to Elaine) Hey how was your date with Phil Titola?
    ELAINE: (to Kramer) He took it out.
    (Shocked, Kramer acts like he just got a cold shiver down his back)
    KRAMER: Maybe uh, it needed some air. You know sometimes they need air, they can’t breathe in there. It’s inhuman.

  35. Wow. Favre didn’t even deny it. That’s not good. If you didn’t do it, deny it, say you love your wife and would never cheat on her, then move on. Be a man.

  36. favre gets the obama treatment from most of the media- meaning they turn a blind eye………keep on it florio, this guy needs to be exposed for who he is, just another self centered jock.

  37. Good question about how ESPN will handle the situation this weekend, but we all know they will ignore it. Could you imagine the akward conversation between Gruden and Jaws Or better yet Tirico talking sexual harrassment.
    Better question for you Mike is how will NBC handle it? I’m guessing you guys will ignore it too. Feel Free to correct me.

  38. VikingsPrincess says:
    October 7, 2010 8:33 PM
    Is there literally nothing else to report? The fixation on this story is unbelievable. Until Jen Sterger is willing to talk about 2 voicemails and some pictures that may or my not be Favre, can we not hear about something else?
    I don’t advocate sexual harrassment in the workplace or sexting while married, but surely there are most important things to discuss when the “accusing” party hasn’t personally accused anyone of anything?
    ————–
    Florio’s posted a grand total of 4 posts on this topic. Four. In two months. Maybe you’re new to the site. This is about as far from “fixating” as Florio gets.
    Also, Ines Sainz never accused anyone of anything. But it still made news and was investigated by the league. The Brett Favre story is the same. It gives the NFL a black eye, so they’d better investigate. Odds are they won’t do anything, but based on the voicemail and Favre’s reaction to the question, I don’t think there’s any doubt the story is legitimate.

  39. SoCalViking says:
    October 8, 2010 12:23 AM
    This is not football talk, this is drama-queen stuff that real football fans could care less about.
    ———-
    And who’s more drama-queen than Brett Favre?

  40. HawgNSonsTV2 says:
    October 7, 2010 8:33 PM
    Florio … are you that damn behind in the NEWS ????
    Brett & Deanna are SWINGERS!!!!
    ———-
    And Deanna’s a HAWG FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!
    I think that’s how you normally do it. Honestly, I have to give you props. I think this is the first comment I’ve ever seen from you that didn’t include the word “HAWG”. Other than the one in your username, of course.
    Our little piggy is spreading his wings. *sniff*

  41. # ACS2 says: October 8, 2010 9:20 AM
    VikingsPrincess says:
    October 7, 2010 8:33 PM
    Also, Ines Sainz never accused anyone of anything. But it still made news and was investigated by the league. The Brett Favre story is the same. It gives the NFL a black eye, so they’d better investigate. Odds are they won’t do anything, but based on the voicemail and Favre’s reaction to the question, I don’t think there’s any doubt the story is legitimate.
    ————–
    Yes she did you dumb a$$. The reason it became a story is because Inez SAID she was made to feel uncomfortable.

  42. ACS2 says:
    October 8, 2010 9:36 AM
    Gophersnot says:
    October 7, 2010 9:47 PM
    At least our quarterback is propositioning females.
    ———-
    http:// ll-media.tmz.com/200 9/04/05/0405_aaron_r odgers_vegas-1.jpg
    ================================
    What does a picture of Rodgers conversing with a female exactly mean? Is this somehow supposed to prove he is straight? Wow! I’ve seen Neil Patrick Harris kiss women on TV. He’s homosexual. Aaron really looks uncomfortable in that picture, it looks like he’d rather be anywhere but alone with that young lady.
    Congratulations, you made him look even less straight to those of us who question his sexuality.

  43. Funny, I never mentioned Rodgers or anyone by name and the Packer fans immediately become defensive.
    Besides, this article had nothing to do with the Packers, yet the trolls come out in force.

  44. He looks like he’s thinking about his “room mates” junk. You can almost see him saying to himself, ” I hate having to take these pictures to ward off the press about my true nature. He’s not even touching her! If his legs were any closer together his testicles would be crushed!

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