One of the only relevant questions regarding the decision of former Jets in-house sideline reporter to submit to an interview months after the Brett Favre texting scandal faded into oblivion is why she’s opening up now.
We now have an answer.
“I just want my life back,” Sterger tells George Stephanpoulos of ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview to be aired on Tuesday and Wednesday. “That’s all I’m asking for, is to be able to go back to work. To be able to go back to enjoy doing what I do. Entertaining people. Making people laugh. The hardest part about this whole thing is that, I am a ridiculous person. I love to entertain people and to say crazy things. And I can’t be that person.”
At that point, Stephanopoulos interjects an observation that we still don’t really understand: “Until you tell your story, until it’s all out there. It’s not a safe place, nothing you can joke about.”
We understood Sterger’s response: “No. Because I’m still the joke.”
The joke could be on the rest of us, if a New York Post report is true that ABC offered to “hook Sterger up with a TV job” in exchange for giving GMA the exclusive on a story that, frankly, no one really cares about anymore.
If the Post report is true, advantage Sterger, who has been unemployed since Versus scuttled The Daily Line.
Of course, ABC denies that Sterger was offered anything in exchange for giving an interview. But it’s clear that she’s looking for another job — and that she somehow thinks the allegations made against Favre have kept her from getting another job, and that if she tells her story somehow everything will change.
There’s an even greater chance that she has milked well over 15 minutes of fame out of her talents as a broadcaster, and that she’s simply the last one to realize, Favre fiasco or not, that it’s over.