The NFL has confirmed that it is reviewing allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate photos to Jenn Sterger when he was a player on the Jets and she worked for the team.
“We are reviewing the matter,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Associated Press.
In September Aiello declined to answer when PFT asked him whether the league was looking into the story.
Two months ago,
Deadspin published allegations from Sterger, who currently appears on The Daily Line on Versus, that when she was an in-house sideline reporter for the Jets, Favre sent her photos of his penis. Yesterday Deadspin published what it said were those photos, and also published what it said were voice mail messages that Favre left for Sterger.
Sterger has not commented publicly.
Favre was asked about the story on Thursday and refused to get into it, saying, “I’ve got my hands full with the Jets.”
The NFL’s confirmation that it is looking into the matter likely means that media outlets which have previously ignored the story — especially ESPN, which will televise Monday night’s game between the Jets and Favre’s Vikings — will feel compelled to acknowledge it now. So Favre will continue to get questions like the one he got on Thursday. And the NFL will continue to get questions about whether its review of the matter turned up inappropriate conduct from one of the league’s highest-profile stars.