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Favre on investigation: "That will take its course"

Although the story first emerged in August, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has publicly faced questions about his interactions with former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger only once, on Thursday of last week.

He declined to address the situation. 

In meetings with ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew, Favre talked about the situation again. 

But in so doing he didn’t talk about it at all.

“My main focus is the New York Jets, they are a tough team; as
good as they are that has been my focus,” Favre said.  “I hate in
any way if this has been a distraction as I said Thursday — we are here
focused on trying to beat the Jets.”

As to whether the allegations are accurate, Favre said only this:  “That will take its course.”

That’s fine, but in the Court of Public Opinion, people who exercise their right to remain silent in the face of claims of this nature routinely are presumed guilty.  Apart from the fact that Favre himself hasn’t denied sending the voice message or photos posted at Deadspin.com to Sterger, no one has leaked on Favre’s or the Vikings’ behalf an alternative explanation that would tend to exonerate him.

And there definitely are potential holes in the Deadspin report that Favre’s camp could try to exploit.  Sterger’s manager continues to insist that Sterger didn’t provide the information to Deadspin, and ESPN reports that a Deadspin editor has acknowledged “it paid a
third party for the material and acknowledged it’s possible the man who
sent the voice mails and photos may not be Favre.”

That said, it sure sounds like Favre’s voice.  And if it wasn’t Favre’s voice, we’d most likely be hearing something from Favre other than, “That will take its course.”  Moreover, Deadspin undoubtedly would be hearing from Favre’s lawyers.

Favre admitted to ESPN that his reputation “has always been important to me. . . .  Sure it is important to me, it has always been a concern.” 

If that’s the case, and if Favre has truly done nothing meriting scrutiny or possibly discipline, common sense tells us that we would have heard something by now aimed at protecting or rehabilitating his reputation.

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  1. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Oct 11, 2010 9:37 AM

    Be strong, Jenn Sterger. It’s time to stand up against predators like Favre. For all the other female sideline reporters out there.

  2. Infidel says: Oct 11, 2010 9:37 AM

    He’s a liar – one has been enabled by his wife, family and ESPN’s of the world.
    Remember how HE called Detroit in 2008 to provide them with Green Bay’s offensive tendencies prior to Lions – Packers game?
    He lied about that, too. Only it was on tape.
    And media laughed it off as ‘ole Brett being Brett.
    He may be a good football player.
    But he ain’t a good guy.

  3. Hauschild says: Oct 11, 2010 9:38 AM

    Presumed guilty? Give us a break.
    Where do they grow you people???

  4. Majik Bullet says: Oct 11, 2010 9:39 AM

    Maybe, just maybe Florio (the former lawyer who should have at least considered this possibility), Favre is remaining silent because the wheels are already turning on his lawsuit against Deadspin, and his lawyers (you know, real lawyers) advised him to decline comment in order to avoid one of several possible Favreisms, which he’s had a tendency to blurt out over the last 20 years.
    To me, his lack of defending himself is a pretty good indication that he’s paying someone to defend him instead, and to also sue the pants off of Deadspin.

  5. Pervy xx says: Oct 11, 2010 9:39 AM

    Brett was told to not comment by his all world legal team put together by Ziggy. Deadspin is going down on this one boys and girls. The football field has always been your “safe” place Brett….way to have tunnel vision and stay focused on the Jets.
    I heard numerous Viking players saying they got Favre’s back…look for them to bring one bad ass attitude to NY tonight…..

  6. Hauschild says: Oct 11, 2010 9:41 AM

    That also can’t be Favre’s unit. I mean, the man has nearly 11 inch hands – do some basic math for God’s sakes.

  7. CdnMike says: Oct 11, 2010 9:41 AM

    Of course it’s true… and you know what else… WHO CARES!!!
    Why does the media think that the fans care about this stuff? I bet that 95% of fans couldn’t care less. We care about what happens on the field. As long as this doesn’t affect the performance on the field (suspension or bad play) then we just don’t care.
    So, Florio, “the Court of Public Opinion” is there but there are no repercussions of a guilty verdict unless it affects Favre’s performance.

  8. FavresWaffleOutlet says: Oct 11, 2010 9:41 AM

    Cue all the hoes coming out of the woodwork in Milwaukee that gave Gramps a shagging back in his O’Danny’s mid-90′s bartending days with Chewie and Franky Winters.
    These 2 massage therapists will have their texts out by Friday.
    Enter damage control by the NFL offices.
    Looks like the Bears and Lions may have the division lead before it’s all over.

  9. vikes backer says: Oct 11, 2010 9:43 AM

    He’s right, it will take its course. Innocent until proven guilty. Favre is not going to worry about something that he never had a part in. But I will tell you that the Jets had better worry about the perfect storm coming on monday night! Vikes 31 Jets 10.

  10. chrisritch says: Oct 11, 2010 9:44 AM

    Farve’s just going to kick back and wait until he is exonerated by the league of these charges and laugh at all of you who spent so much of their life wasted chasing the holy grail.

  11. cusoman says: Oct 11, 2010 9:45 AM

    “If that’s the case, and if Favre has truly done nothing meriting scrutiny or possibly discipline, common sense tells us that we would have heard something by now aimed at protecting or rehabilitating his reputation.”
    Actually, common sense tells us that the more you open your mouth in situations of personal scrutiny, the more chances you have to damn yourself by saying something stupid. Favre, and likely his publicist, are taking the right approach by being mostly silent on the issue. Ultimately it’s a PRIVATE matter, and should be settled as such.

  12. The Ghost of Terry Bradshaw says: Oct 11, 2010 9:46 AM

    I still don’t see why this intercepted pass is any more significant than any of his other 300+.

  13. JimmySmith says: Oct 11, 2010 9:46 AM

    There is another thing that will take its course and its Deanna. She must be ready to clobber BrINT with the old wooden rolling pin.
    I suspect a large part of the extra $7 million that BrINT managed to fanagle out of the Vikings will go to a local Minneapolis jewerly store.
    As for the Vikings, let’s see if BrINT can play better with all this swirling around him. I will give him props if he does but the Las Vegas smart money has to be going against him right now.

  14. mbbrazi says: Oct 11, 2010 9:50 AM

    This IS NOT football…………..please let’s stick to football. I don’t give a rat’s ass about Jenn Sterger or guys who use women or women who use guys. People love bullshit but I love football so please let’s just stick to football…………….In case I neglected to mention “this bullshit is not football”-thank you!
    P.S. Why not take a survey and see who really cares about this none story, the only criteria would be that a person who participates in the survey cannot be someone who watches “Entertainment Tonight”!

  15. conníe says: Oct 11, 2010 9:53 AM

    “As to whether the allegations are accurate, Favre said only this: “That will take its course.””
    Translation: “Yes”

  16. VikingsPrincess says: Oct 11, 2010 9:54 AM

    I disagree. I think that the less he says, the better. If he comments now, he gives the story merit. I don’t think not denying it necessarily means that he did it.
    It’s obvious that this site has already determined he’s guilty. But as someone who would be very disappointed in him if he did do it, I continue to wait for actual validated information before determining if I need to be disappointed in him or not.
    Remember “innocent until proven guilty”? In this day of media-generated controversy (see Moss/Brady haircut/beard shaving non-story) and sensationalism, that basic concept has been thrown out the window.

  17. Olbermanisadouche says: Oct 11, 2010 9:55 AM

    This whole story is a bunch of BS and stinks to high heaven. The only people who really care about it are the GB and NY fans and the Favre haters. But at the same time many of them are hypocrites and the same people who have defended much worse by players on their own teams in the past (do the names James Lofton, Mossy Cade, Mark Chmura and Ines Sainz ring any bells…and that just to name a few). Brett has a history of infidelity (which is a known fact….read his wife’s bio) and this matter is between Favre, his wife and Sterger. The tapes and photos were thrown out there a week before the Jets game for a reason and the entire controversy will slowly fizzle out as the season moves on past this game.
    My take is that it probably did happen, but the we’re not hearing the entire story. I bet there was some mutual flirting/sexting going (which is why Sterger doesn’t want to pursue the matter). And if that’s the case, the reason why it has come out from where it has, when it has and how it has is pretty telling.

  18. argos says: Oct 11, 2010 9:56 AM

    The first call sounds like Favre, the second one sounds fake -
    1. Why two years later?
    2. Why a weekend before the Jets game?
    3. Why did the Jets get a MN player three days before the game?
    4. Why is Revis talking smack about the guy who just beat him and sent him to the bench in front of everyone?
    Because the mentally challenged meatheads are desperate to create some sort distraction.

  19. The Doctor says: Oct 11, 2010 9:56 AM

    Proverbs 6:25-26, ” Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish women a man is brought to a peice of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.”

  20. redguy12588 says: Oct 11, 2010 9:56 AM

    Should have followed the Ben route and not said a damn thing.

  21. LarryBird18 says: Oct 11, 2010 9:58 AM

    As a Vikes fan I know Favre did it.
    Best thing is to admit it soon as possible. Give a nice interview admitting and apologizing for everything.

  22. Goby says: Oct 11, 2010 9:59 AM

    What “investigation”?

  23. Just JTO says: Oct 11, 2010 9:59 AM

    The NFLand GODell won’t have the BALLS to suspend/discipline Lord Brett even though it is obviously his voice … down the normal “uh … uh …” he says before almost every sentence. Here is a guy who propositioned an employee of the Jets while he was a player there. To me, thatis worse than unproven allegations against another player.
    But Ben Roethlisberger is notan NFL legend, just an arroagnt ass and a muych easier target even thoughhe was never charged and, unlike in this case, there was ZERO evidence against him.

  24. dlmcc0909 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:01 AM

    The same way Roethlisberger came out immediately and strongly denied, and then countersued that woman from the hotel who claimed he raped her, Favre would have acted just as vigirously to defend himself.
    He knows he is caught, and the question now has to be how long the suspension will be. This should be a pretty easy case for the league to investigate. Goodell arguably has his biggest distraction yet on his hands, because this is one of the faces of the league. If he gets away with a wink nod deal to retire after this year in return for them not pursuing disciplinary action, I would imagine Goodell would have a riot on his hands amongst the players.
    I am almost dumbfounded by the arrogance and stupidity of some of these guys. In todays age, you cannot think that this would stay quiet. Is this the worst thing a person can do? No. But how dumb do you have to be to do this? His wife could very easily divorce him and collect half of a whole lot of money. Way to go

  25. fritz3249 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:01 AM

    That sure sounds like Favre on those tapes. It’s possible someone impersonated Favre and Favre is a victim here but I think if that were the case you would have had an immediate denial out of the Favre camp. My guess is the Favre camp is on a ‘fact finding’ mission to determine who is willing to say what. Sterger, the PR guy, other Jets employees, etc….You can’t deny the report until you know the people who can out you are willing to stay quiet. The worst thing for Favre would be to deny everything and then have Sterger or the Jets’ employees repudiate what he denied.

  26. Schatt Maub says: Oct 11, 2010 10:01 AM

    I wouldn’t want to talk about pictures I sent of my crank either.

  27. DopeBoys says: Oct 11, 2010 10:03 AM

    Well in all fairness here we saw Ben get in trouble with just speculation. I mean there is more evidence here with Favre than there ever has been with Ben. I think the NFL must act and punish Favre quickly if they want to be seen as fair and balanced. However it is clear that they have no interest in being fair so they will suspend Favre for the first game of next season and he will retire.

  28. The Hogster says: Oct 11, 2010 10:06 AM

    Not surprising. Anyone who enjoys to keep people dangling on a string every year would surely text a picture of his package to a hot intern. DuH

  29. Hap says: Oct 11, 2010 10:08 AM

    I JUST got this from Deadspin. They are lieing scumbags, and I dont realy care about Brett, but NOBODY deserves lies and half-truths. They are saying the texts may not be from Brett.
    “And a Deadspin editor said it paid a third party for the material and acknowledged it’s possible the man who sent the voicemails and photos may not be Favre.”

  30. That's Mr Rodgers to you says: Oct 11, 2010 10:11 AM

    Should be interesting to watch and see if his wife is in the stands tonight! Cameras going clickety click click. Will the Daughters and grand child attend risking the chance they find themselves on the front pages of every New York rag.
    Grandfather
    Father
    Husband
    Team player
    Oooops!

  31. ejmat says: Oct 11, 2010 10:14 AM

    Florio – Have you ever stopped to think (come on now you are a pretty smart guy) that the reason why Favre won’t comment about this entire thing is because his LAWYERS TOLD HIM NOT TO?
    Other than that, have you actually heard the audio? The audio sounds nothing like Brett Favre. Absolutely nothing like him. On top of that the portion where Jenn supposedly said something to the effect of if she ended up with a guy like Favre she would be found in a garbage. How stupid is the entire football world to actually believe this type of statement? Think about it logically. In what way, shape or form has Brett Favre given the impression he is a murderer of any kind? What about his persona would actually have anyone in their right mind make a comment like that?
    We know you have a high distain for Brett Favre. You need to give it a rest already.

  32. bspurloc says: Oct 11, 2010 10:17 AM

    whats her number?
    I’ll send her turgid pics of my meat not limpies…..
    big deal he didnt try to rapistberg anyone

  33. Infidel says: Oct 11, 2010 10:19 AM

    He’s a liar – one has been enabled by his wife, family and ESPN’s of the world.
    Remember how HE called Detroit in 2008 to provide them with Green Bay’s offensive tendencies prior to Lions – Packers game?
    He lied about that, too. Only it was on tape.
    And media laughed it off as ‘ole Brett being Brett.
    He may be a good football player.
    But he ain’t a good guy.

  34. ravenfan820 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:20 AM

    Everyone should remember this is how the whole thing with Tiger got on a roll……. more and more women will step forward….Lord Favre should have stayed retired….

  35. PackersHome says: Oct 11, 2010 10:21 AM

    Brett’s innocent, this will blow over. Get over it folks.

  36. Dapollock says: Oct 11, 2010 10:22 AM

    If the cox legit, then Favre must sit.

  37. heyguru says: Oct 11, 2010 10:23 AM

    Just like football, Favre plays hard and tries to go deep at every opportunity. Nothing gets between Brett and his Wranglers….except possibly some good looking p—y.

  38. MrHumble says: Oct 11, 2010 10:23 AM

    Love_Boat_Scandal says:
    October 11, 2010 9:37 AM
    Be strong, Jenn Sterger. It’s time to stand up against predators like Favre. For all the other female sideline reporters out there.
    —————————————-
    This dude must have been living in a cave……look up the word “predator” in the dictionary and you will see a picture of Mark Chmura!
    As for this Jenn Stenger gal…..I suspect she is one ver regreful person and that all other legitimate female sports reporters are p.o.’ed at her for ruining their careers. She should get all the money she can from the National Enquirer and Deadspin as she won’t be working for long. She got stabbed in the back by a fellow male reporter who she though was a friend. Told him some B.S. and thought it wouldn’t go any further. She also now claims to have many other such texts and pics from countless other players (it’s not hard to figure out how she got her information from players, lol) and there won’t be a male athlete who will trust her again.

  39. Monctonviking says: Oct 11, 2010 10:24 AM

    I am not a huge fan of Frave, Micheal vick or Big Ben
    I also admit I have not checked this all out on deadspin either and I won’t. If whatever he did was so wrong why is it coming out 2 years later all the people involved are long passed it. No charges are pressed plain and simple Someone wanted to make a buck.
    The nfl felt it hurts there image so they got involved. This is a waste of time I am sure Joe namath and some of the good ol boys did lots of stuff back in the day. Being a viking fan I say if the were aaron rodgers I would feel the same.
    Heck the love Boat ain’t even that big of a deal. I was offended they were partying like they won a superbowl after starting 2-5 they should have done that at someones mansion instead of on the boat though, like the rest of the guys do (every week I am sure)
    Why is things like this get so much attention while these 300 pound guys beat and rape there wives and hardly get a four line paragraph and a game check while a hey baby and a picture of blinkie makes a huge media circus

  40. 18ALLDAY says: Oct 11, 2010 10:25 AM

    Not good. Favre’s legacy is slowly eroding. His endless retirement/come backs/toying with teams because of his indecisiveness has already made a lot of people forget his on the field accomplishments. This just adds to it.

  41. scrapdawg12 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:29 AM

    What a pervert. He came back to collect his 20 million so he could pay Jenn Sterger off to keep her mouth shut. Sure, Jenn Sterger is amazingly hot but if you want to get with her, just talk to her and tell her that Brett Favre and his little buddy are interested in getting to know her inside and out. I hope his wife leaves him now. Sorry Brett, I can’t stand you. should of retired years ago.

  42. TNCM333 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:33 AM

    “That said, it sure sounds like Favre’s voice”.
    Save a word or two it’s not even close!!!
    It’s bad enough that people don’t see evidence the same and obvious things are left to interpretation but is seems people can’t hear it either.

  43. conníe says: Oct 11, 2010 10:33 AM

    Hauschild says: October 11, 2010 9:41 AM
    “That also can’t be Favre’s unit. I mean, the man has nearly 11 inch hands – do some basic math for God’s sakes.”
    Maybe he wore it down to a nub with those hands.

  44. Sacram3ntal says: Oct 11, 2010 10:34 AM

    Hap says:
    October 11, 2010 10:08 AM
    I JUST got this from Deadspin. They are lieing scumbags, and I dont realy care about Brett, but NOBODY deserves lies and half-truths. They are saying the texts may not be from Brett.
    “And a Deadspin editor said it paid a third party for the material and acknowledged it’s possible the man who sent the voicemails and photos may not be Favre.”
    ********************
    Well, yeah- they’re acknowledging this every chance they get, to help shield them from defamation/ libel lawsuits later.
    Basically, their approach is “it may not be Favre- we’re not saying it definitely is. But let us go ahead and list all the evidence that it’s him, and you decide. :)”

  45. Charles Wood says: Oct 11, 2010 10:34 AM

    Has Favre ever kept his mouth shut?? Hell no. His world is spiraling out of control and all he cares about is football. Good for his career- not his personal life or image off the field. Favre is going down hard for this. No pun intended.

  46. SJ Apollo says: Oct 11, 2010 10:38 AM

    I can’t wait for this story to keep going in the coming weeks so we can cut out the “isn’t it suspicious that this came out right before the Jets game” conspiracy theory crap.

  47. treeman says: Oct 11, 2010 10:39 AM

    He’s guilty. anybody from Green Bay knows what Favre was like, no reason to think he changed. And with two other complaints, he’s toast. Favre suspended. Moss wasted. draft choice gone. Zygi’s money gone. No stadium. Zygi sells team. Vikings becom perrenial doormat as no other city wants them.

  48. tjcohen5 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:40 AM

    After the “love boat” incident Fred Smoot vehemently denied his involvement and even threatened to sue. Essentially he exhibited the same behavior that you say Favre must engage in if he is innocent. Turns out Smoot was lying and he was everything the allegations claimed he would (plus a pretty poor cornerback as things turned out).
    Bottom line is that athlete’s have no credibility to claim they are innocent and it does no good. The only thing it might do is muck up some further investigation or legal action.
    In fact, it is probably better to let the media go crazy with an unfounded claim by themselves than to fan the flames by speaking out strongly about it all the time. When it turns out the media fabricated the story and then beat it death they will have lost a whole lot of credibility.
    Ultimately, people who are tired of having unfounded and unsubstantiated claims dominate the headlines of the site they get their news from will choose one of the many other sites that offer the service of a one-stop-football-news-shop.

  49. andyprough says: Oct 11, 2010 10:41 AM

    @Florio – no, you are wrong. Favre always lets controversy swirl around him, and rarely speaks to it directly.
    This non-acknowledgement of the story is completely in keeping with his prior PR strategies – which seem to have worked, based on things like jersey sales, ticket sales and viewership.
    In fact, this very controversy could result in some of the highest viewership NFL games ever, if the fact of the controversy can attract more women and gossip-news-minded viewers to tune in to Minnesota’s games this year.

  50. jokendave says: Oct 11, 2010 10:42 AM

    WAKE UP!!!!! Shes trying to sell a magazine that comes out in two weeks folks!! Thats it!!!! Look at everything, The timming,no charges, she didn’t give no proof. Nobody knew who she was and didn’t care. She is a nobody without Bretts name attatched to her.

  51. CaptainMarvel says: Oct 11, 2010 10:47 AM

    Florio, what do you mean Favre might be “guilty”. Guilty of what??? Why is the NFL even investigating this??? Like that Jen woman, who no one even heard of before, but now is rich and famous, is some kind of victim. Are you kidding me? Are you serious? This is a total joke. Anyone who comes on here and comments about Favre being bad, and that Jen woman being a victim, is a total moron. It’s mostly Packer fans, because they now realize they suck, and they’re going to lose twice to the Vikings for sure. After AAAAAALLLLLLL that talk about going to the Super Bowl.

  52. BigBear123 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:47 AM

    No denials from Favre.
    No denials from Favre’s agent or any of his lawyers.
    No denials from the Jesters.
    No comment from Minnesota.
    If someone published photos like those and said it was me I’d be all I’ve them to have the photos removed. As would anyone else. Leaving such embarrassing photos for all to see makes it funnier. No wonder Favre has his locker away from everyone else’s, hate for him to feel inadequate.

  53. purpleguy says: Oct 11, 2010 10:49 AM

    As the local beat guy said, who would have thought that when Moss and Lord Favre teamed up, Favre would be the one who’s behavior caused the trouble? The guy ought to fess up to it, admit he’s a dope, beg for forgiveness, and then call the 1-800 line and buy some Extendz.

  54. exactlyright21 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:56 AM

    This whole thing will end up nowhere.. Sounds too TMZ’ish.. Reading all the articles, they all say that deadspin can’t even acknowledge or has no real idea if it’s Favre or not.. Sounds like gossip to me

  55. BigB says: Oct 11, 2010 11:02 AM

    If Favre started talking and defending himself, he’s just playing into the Jets hands. They brought all this to light to distract Favre and the Vikes for tonights game, that is obvious. It happened 2 years ago, and they wait the week before the game, doesn’t get anymore obvious than that. Fat boy Ryan knows what he’s doing. But by Favre not acknowledging it and saying the Jets are his focus, that is the way to go, has to be killing the Jets!

  56. antalicus says: Oct 11, 2010 11:03 AM

    I find it funny how much women fight for equality in the work place. Think about how a man would handle a situation like this… enough said.

  57. cronn100 says: Oct 11, 2010 11:03 AM

    Mike – I haven’t heard the voicemail, but every person (other than you) that I’ve spoken to said whoever played the prank missed on Favre’s Mississippi dialect in a few spots. Also, I think Charles Wood did it… lol

  58. Screamin Lord Byron says: Oct 11, 2010 11:05 AM

    The fall of a once great player (not so good now) tiger Woods style!

  59. onlineinsite says: Oct 11, 2010 11:09 AM

    Even if these are Favre’s photos or messages, where is the crime? Apparently Sterger had no problem with the messages, and hasn’t for two years. So, how did a “third-party” end up with content from her phone?! Regardless of the truth, this is only a smear campaign where Deadspin is paying for private information from a shady third-party and then making it public. We have to remember that this is the only reason anyone knows about the situation. I think a key point is for Sterger to explain exactly HOW another party got this. If she can’t explain it, then there’s no way to actually prove this is Favre. If she sold it, then it would seem she could be facing some legal action herself.
    The NFL should stay clear of this, or it could blow up in their face. If they take action against Favre, and it damages Favre’s image even further, he could sue them for a load of damages. This is a basically a “No harm, no Foul” scenario.
    This IS NOT BIG BEN or TIGER WOODS we’re talking about here. There’s no history of this with Favre, and Sterger and Deadpsin are not exactly model sources without motives.
    The sad part about the entire situation is that only hurts women who ARE actually harassed in the workplace and have a legitimate complaint.

  60. gwinn1952 says: Oct 11, 2010 11:10 AM

    A report stated that the husband of on of the therapist called the number applied to the text and voice messages and talk to the individual. So NFL Investigators…..check who the number is assigned to and go from there. Cut and dry….

  61. The Doctor says: Oct 11, 2010 11:10 AM

    Proverbs 6:32, “But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding; he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul”

  62. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 11, 2010 11:12 AM

    I’m surprised by all of the comments I’ve seen here an elsewhere to the effect of “How could Deadpsin run this story? Think of his family!”
    Maybe Brett should have thought about his family before he so overtly and clumsily pursued another woman (who, good for her, wanted nothing to do with him). Don’t blame the messenger, blame the douche who wanted to cheat on his wife. If he didn’t want his family to see pictures of his penis on the internet, he probably shouldn’t have taken pictures of it.
    This is a sad situation for the family. But don’t fool yourself – Brett caused it.
    Oh, and as for Brett refusing to say anything other than “no comment,” I think it’s a terrible move. If he didn’t do it, it will be easy to prove, and he ought to deny, deny, deny until we’re tired of hearing about it. The fact that there’s no denial from him or his legal team means that there’s at very least an element of truth to these allegations. My bet is that his team is trying to get her to shut up with a settlement, but that it’s already too late to call off the NFL investigation.

  63. PackerRube13 says: Oct 11, 2010 11:16 AM

    vikes backer says:
    October 11, 2010 9:43 AM
    He’s right, it will take its course. Innocent until proven guilty. Favre is not going to worry about something that he never had a part in. But I will tell you that the Jets had better worry about the perfect storm coming on monday night! Vikes 31 Jets 10.
    —————————————
    HA HA HA HA HA. So much of this post is hilarious, and so mis-informed. I’m guessing you grew up in a family where mommy and daddy loved each other, you were home-schooled, people are generally good to the core, and you can do anything you set your mind to. Good God man, get a clue. 31-10? Never had a part in? Innocent until proven guilty? Where did you grow up? Cuz it sure as He** isn’t the US, or anywhere on Earth.

  64. PackerRube13 says: Oct 11, 2010 11:19 AM

    VikingsPrincess says:
    October 11, 2010 9:54 AM
    I disagree. I think that the less he says, the better. If he comments now, he gives the story merit. I don’t think not denying it necessarily means that he did it.
    It’s obvious that this site has already determined he’s guilty. But as someone who would be very disappointed in him if he did do it, I continue to wait for actual validated information before determining if I need to be disappointed in him or not.
    Remember “innocent until proven guilty”? In this day of media-generated controversy (see Moss/Brady haircut/beard shaving non-story) and sensationalism, that basic concept has been thrown out the window.
    ——————————————–
    2nd paragraph=Denial. I love it.

  65. FireFlorio says: Oct 11, 2010 11:20 AM

    GIVE IT UP FLORIO! No decent football fan cares about this. Only scorned ‘so-called’ journalists that Favre has made look foolish in the past care. Stop your obsessing over Favre dude! Its creepy.
    There are two scenarios here:
    1. He is guilty and the matter should be settled privately if no laws were broken (and DON’T compare this to the Rothlesburger case…..that was a criminal investigation where a victim REPORTED a rape……this is a case where Deadspin and morons like you are keeping this story alive for dramas sake)
    2. He is exhonerated and makes you look even stupider than Mike Wise and Cowlishaw did. It’s like a kitten and a ball of string with you. Too easy.
    Stick to cutting and pasting the break news dude. Go get a job at TMZ Florio if you are going to keep obsessing about this stuff. We are sick of it.

  66. PackFaninPackLand says: Oct 11, 2010 11:30 AM

    Just like his idol Keith Uber-Moron, Florio “magically” leaves out the KEY QUOTE in the ESPN story, which is:
    ——————-
    Favre added that he would have “no problem with talking to the commissioner” if he is asked.
    ——————
    Gee, you’d almost think Florio had an agenda here or something !!!! Nahhhhhhhh, not honest Keith, I mean Mike !
    For someone who’s supposedly a lawyer, it’s sure is odd to see said lawyer rule one GUILTY before even being charged with a crime. Seems to me if he was guilty (as Florio has ALREADY DECLARED him to be), that talking to Goodell would be the last thing he would want to do.
    Funny how we’re told (especially by lawyers) that if one is charged with a crime (and he hasn’t even been charged with anything yet), that we’re supposed to let the legal process take it’s course.
    Of course NOT to Florio, and certainly NOT to Favre because Florio is gonna exploit this for all it’s worth. I predict 200 posts regarding this issue over the next 2-3 months or until it’s resolved, and then, if Favre is exonerated, Florio will either not post that at all, or will have a tiny post and somehow say Favre “got away with it”.
    Guaranteed ! Florio, you are a sad, sad man.

  67. conníe says: Oct 11, 2010 11:44 AM

    FireFlorio says: October 11, 2010 11:20 AM
    “and DON’T compare this to the Rothlesburger case…..that was a criminal investigation where a victim REPORTED a rape……”
    The “investigation” determined that there was insufficient evidence of any crime occurring at all.
    The “victim” never reported a “rape”. Her equally drunken girlfriends did. In fact when asked by local cops if she had been raped, she replied “No”.
    You’re right, you can’t compare the two situations.
    In Roethilseberger’s case there was no evidence of ANYthing, except maybe poor judgement.
    In Favre’s case, evidence seems to be mounting.

  68. exactlyright21 says: Oct 11, 2010 11:45 AM

    @PackFaninPackLand
    Dead on!!

  69. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 11, 2010 11:47 AM

    Does anyone really care about this any more? Or is this like the Vick dogfighting thing, where PFT just wants to make a name for itself by “spearheading” the investigation of the allegations in the press?
    After hearing about it all day yesterday on tv and reading about it all week last week, at this point I couldn’t care less. Who cares if he texted pictures to a female?

  70. tjstyles says: Oct 11, 2010 11:50 AM

    Ah, in this situation he is going to be presumed guilty by Public Opinion regardless of what he says. How many people still call Kobe a Rapist, even though his innocence has been proven? There was not enough evidence to go to trial with Roethlisberger’s incident, but many people assume he did everything he was accused of.
    Or, to put it this way, would anybody’s mind be changed if Favre had said, “the accusations are 100% false”? I sincerely doubt it.
    Fact of the matter is, in the court of Public Opinion, you are guilty until proven innocent…and even then, you are still guilty.

  71. FavresWaffleOutlet says: Oct 11, 2010 11:51 AM

    Pervy xx says:
    October 11, 2010 9:39 AM
    Brett was told to not comment by his all world legal team put together by Ziggy. Deadspin is going down on this one boys and girls. The football field has always been your “safe” place Brett….way to have tunnel vision and stay focused on the Jets.
    I heard numerous Viking players saying they got Favre’s back…look for them to bring one bad ass attitude to NY tonight…..
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    They’ve had him “on his back” all year against sub par opponents…..now suddenly they bring a malcontent guy that plays when he wants too and they’ll somehow dominate the most ruthless defense in the NFL right now…?
    Crazy.

  72. NoRingsForYou says: Oct 11, 2010 12:06 PM

    It’s amazing how Vikings fans love Favre so much. After all those years of making fun of Packers fans for Favre worship, now the hypocritical Vikings fans take every opportunity to defend their blessed Lord Favre. Look in the mirror Vikes fans……….you’re just like Packers fans now.

  73. burntorangehorn says: Oct 11, 2010 12:25 PM

    No matter whether Favre did harass the reporter, I do not envy the personality probe he’s going to undergo in the coming months/years. Many people have forgotten about or never even heard of his pill problem back in the 90s, but that and anything else he’s ever done will all be dragged into public view soon. Things that wouldn’t even raise someone’s eyebrows will be extracted, spun, misconstrued, and used to demonize Favre. I don’t like him, but I definitely sense that he’s going to be run through the ringer to an extent he probably doesn’t deserve.

  74. Pervy xx says: Oct 11, 2010 12:36 PM

    A new developement is gaining legs here in the Midwest…..
    A drunken sheep farmer from Appleton WI was heard bragging at the local watering hole last night. He said Aaron Rodgers got a phone from Miss. and sent his junk pics to Jen. The farmer was hired by Rodgers to say the messages for he won a Favre “sound a like contest” at the WI State Fair in 2005. Why would Rodgers do this?……easy…he don’t want 2 more losses to his DADDY this season….he knows Favre is emotional…I will keep you all updated….
    ….about as believable as Deadspin eh?

  75. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Oct 11, 2010 12:50 PM

    Favre- “This will take it’s course”
    Translation-I am guilty as sin and all I can do now is hope for the best. I screwed the pooch on this one!
    Favre-”I will talk to the Commissioner if asked”
    Translation-I am guilty as sin and all I can do know id hope Roger wants some phone numbers for these gals and he will let me off the hook.
    Seriously…..
    In Watergate this called his actions a “Non denial denial”. When Favre stands up and says I never did this thing and I am suing everyone in sight I might believe him. But he hasn’t and he isn’t.

  76. bethr says: Oct 11, 2010 1:12 PM

    I am really getting tired of people saying that it is GB fans that are scrutinizing Brett. I am a huge GB fan but I also love Brett. He gave GB a lot of good years and even if the allegations are true – which I do not believe anything the media says – WHO CARES!! This is noone’s business but the parties concerned. As far as the Jets game tonight if you know anything about Brett you should know how well he plays under pressure – remember the game he played right after his dad passed away? He is going to come out fighting tonight!

  77. fantasy11 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    I am a Vikings fan and never remember watching intently Packers games hoping that they would lose and break their legs while doing it until last year. They did both yesterday. When Favre was on the Green Bay I think the majority of us didn’t like him playing against us but wanted him to do well when playing other teams because he was everything that represented football. That cannot be said for AROD.

  78. jrhsd says: Oct 11, 2010 1:29 PM

    OK, can you explain to everybody why you are blocking any and all comments that make a reasonable argument that the photos are fakes?

  79. AlwaysSunnyInSD says: Oct 11, 2010 1:46 PM

    Favre had a chance to stop these false (some say) allegations months ago. The initial Deadspin story came out while Favre was deliberating a return to the Vikings. Some even speculated at the time that he wouldn’t come back due to the inital allegations. If the allegations are false, why didn’t he retain the services of his agent and lawyer at that time to take a stand based on his upstanding morals/family values and quash the report? He has enormous influence both inside and outside of his profession – he certainly could have made the allegations go away if they were untrue and he could have countersued. Considering his actions or lack thereof, he appears to have guilt written all over him (other than the parts that were seen in the boo-boo pics and the creepy douche pics).

  80. jrhsd says: Oct 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    gee that was rewarding, I guess you aren’t trying to hide the fact that the original article mentioned crocs and a watch that would identify favre.
    and the fact that the pictures released on deadspin include neither.

  81. alphamail says: Oct 11, 2010 2:05 PM

    Attention Idiot Viking fans who think this is a Rex Ryan conspiracy:
    Why would the Jets make themselves culpable, as an organization, in a sexual harassment suit just to get a supposed mental edge in one game?
    You give Ryan & Co. way too much credit.
    The simplest explanation is probably the best – Favre texted pics of his dong.
    And for those of you who think Favre and Moss will make the Jets pay tonight, dream on. Holmes (Santonio that is) is going to rip up your overrated defense. 14 points coming off Favre turnovers….get ready for the slap down. You’ll be 1-5 before you know what hit you.

  82. bethr says: Oct 11, 2010 2:56 PM

    Isn’t it funny how Viking fans or in my case Brett Favre fans do not see the need to bash Jets fans? I guess it shows our character.
    These stupid allegations have nothing to do with football either! Who cares who sends pictures of what to some chic! Obviously it did not bother her too much or she would have said something immediately. The fans like to put these players on some sort of pedestal the truth is they are human and will make mistakes!
    As far as the Jets making the Vikings pay – you need to dream on. No matter who wins it will definately not be a shut-out.

  83. FavretoMoss says: Oct 11, 2010 3:02 PM

    And for those of you who think Favre and Moss will make the Jets pay tonight, dream on. Holmes (Santonio that is) is going to rip up your overrated defense. 14 points coming off Favre turnovers….get ready for the slap down. You’ll be 1-5 before you know what hit you.
    =================================
    Yeah, because a guy who hasn’ t seen any game action in 4 weeks is going to be the catalyst for the game tonite. Sounds like a Packer fan knowing that his teams season is circling the toilet bowl before it finally is flushed down for good. Worry about your own team and how they are going to beat an NFL team with PS guys playing.

  84. RT. says: Oct 11, 2010 3:08 PM

    Leave Brett alone. Why should he deny or admit something? Nothing is nothing. This chick was paid off by the Jets or someone to do this before the MNF game.
    What a joke. Wow, a man cheats! OH MY GOD!!! No one has ever heard of that! Get over it with your “I’ digusted attitudes. The wife already knows him. Don’t you think she doesn’t… she knew his character before she married him. DUH.
    Where are HER voicemails and emails to HIM? Don’t tell me they aren’t out there. Please! All her mantra is is “show me the money!!!” Get all you can honey because looks only last so long. You are stupid and can’t depend on that brain at all.

  85. weezilgirl says: Oct 11, 2010 3:16 PM

    “”That also can’t be Favre’s unit. I mean, the man has nearly 11 inch hands – do some basic math for God’s sakes.”
    I used to work in ER and I can assure you that the size of a man’s hands has nothing to do with the size of his “unit”.

  86. MarSooth says: Oct 11, 2010 3:17 PM

    I keep seeing all the Schefter and Mortensen quotes about how the NFL is “fast tracking” the investigation and how Favre will not get any special treatment. I think they are giving Goodell too much credit. It is more likely that the NFL wants to get to the facts in a hurry so in the case that Favre is guilty, they can get his personal conduct suspension over with before a potential playoff run. After all, the league is about making money and having a Favre suspension hit in the final stretch of the season or playoffs would be a worse case scenario for everyone. I think the fear of having one of the NFL’s greatest players end his career on a suspension is what is fast tracking this thing.

  87. cusoman says: Oct 11, 2010 3:21 PM

    As a counter to all of the people who are incredulous about Vikings fans standing up for Favre: It’s just as pathetic seeing how much of a homer you all are for your home teams.
    Justice is blind, and you all are coming into this screaming about things you don’t even know half the truth of at this point, because you know that being against Favre in this matter will benefit your teams the most. You’re just pawns in the media’s game, and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you can enjoy the game as just that, a game, and not some twisted personal satisfaction generator for a life of your own that you misspent. It really is a sad sad sight.

  88. RT. says: Oct 11, 2010 3:29 PM

    It would be funny at a newscast he would whip it out and show what he’s really made of. Boy, would that silence the crowds.
    Leave Brett alone. This is not our business in the first place.

  89. PriorKnowledge says: Oct 11, 2010 3:46 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we are only hearing/seeing one side of this conversation. I wonder how many of her “parts” and suggestive texts were sent the other way?
    Why assume Brett was a predator? Maybe she was the pursuer. Or maybe it was mutual.
    These are both adults, people.

  90. TheBaySay says: Oct 11, 2010 4:19 PM

    It is rumored that the Minnesota state legislature will soon meet in an emergency session to make sexting a non-punishable offense for anyone playing professional sports there.

  91. TheWizard says: Oct 11, 2010 5:47 PM

    I used to work in ER and I can assure you that the size of a man’s hands has nothing to do with the size of his “unit”.
    You’re probably right, but just how many erections do you see in the ER?

  92. IKNOWALL says: Oct 11, 2010 5:52 PM

    Relax–take a deep breath Packer fans–your season is still doomed—Brett is not going ANYWHERE!
    Later.

  93. RT. says: Oct 11, 2010 8:30 PM

    LMFAO… Wrangler jeans commercial! AWESOME!
    Take that skeptics! Go Brett Go!!

  94. RT. says: Oct 11, 2010 8:32 PM

    @TheBaySay
    Really? AWESOME!! Unless it comes from a company machine. They own all the data. The legislature will have to tackle that crap! That would set a H
    UGE precedent for all companies. YES!!!
    Wrangler jeans commericals… HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  95. JayJay says: Oct 12, 2010 6:39 AM

    Women don’t belong in men’s sports. If they are attractive, .. THAT is sexual harassment. For a guy to act on it is nature. That’s what he should do. The NFL should sue her for being in men’s sports. And the masseuse? If they don’t enjoy being harassed by men, don’t give them massages! Ever heard of prostitution? To make an issue of this with Favre is obvious extortion. Poor, poor girl. Yeah, right. Get a life silly ditz, and stay out of the men’s room.

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