The NFL announced yesterday it was investigating claims that Brett Favre, "sent lewd photos and messages to a sexy team sideline reporter in a brash bid to charm the buxom beauty," according to a New York Post article that you can read HERE (which includes photos of the "buxom beauty" and former Maxim model, Jennifer Sterger). This is alleged to have occurred when Favre played for the New York Jets in 2008.
This story is surprising at first for two reasons. For one, Favre has a famously close relationship with his wife of 15 years, Deanna, whom he initially met in high school. The other is that Favre is alleged, among other things, to have sent Ms. Sterger photos of his genitals. Whoa. Brett Favre? He's 41 years old. And a grandfather.
But like the best of these sorts of stories, there's a rich depth of detail beyond the headlines. The article goes on to note that, at the same time, Favre also allegedly pursued two female massage therapists who worked for the Jets. And as with Tiger Woods, Ms. Sterger apparently kept Favre's incriminating voicemails, one of which reportedly was, "Jenn, it's not a setup. Just got done with practice, got meetings here for a couple more hours then I'm going back to the hotel to just chill. So send me a text . . . I'd love to see you tonight. All right, talk to you later. Bye."
Favre's Minnesota Vikings play the Jets this week.