And just when we had almost completely forgotten the name “Jenn Sterger,” she’s back.
Specifically, the woman who allegedly was the subject of certain text-message advances from former Jets quarterback Brett Favre will be interviewed by my separated-at-birth twin brother, George Stephanopoulos, on Good Morning America.
Michael McCarthy of USA Today reports that the two-part interview about Favre’s, um, part will air on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Sterger has not yet publicly spoken about the situation with Favre. She was privately interviewed by the NFL, and she has since filed suit against her (presumably former) manager, Phil Reese, who supposedly wanted to use texts and e-mails that Favre sent to Sterger in a book Reese will be writing about the situation.
Sterger did not, and probably will not, file suit against Favre or the Jets, given that any two-year statutes of limitation regarding allegations of sexual harassment has expired. She possibly could have time to file a retaliation suit against the Jets, depending upon the specific date the Jets informed her that she would not return for the 2009 season as an in-house sideline reporter.
Favre ultimately was fined by the league for failing to cooperate with the investigation, but not for any specific wrongdoing as to Sterger. Favre and the Jets have since been sued by two massage therapists who claimed sexual harassment and retaliation.
It’s a great get for ABC. If the calendar still reads October, November, or December 2010. At this point, the story is more stale than a loaf of bread purchased in October, November, or December 2010.