WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is taking a “wait and hear” approach to the latest twist in the Brett Favre saga.
Asked Wednesday during a visit to Baltimore Ravens training camp about the 40-year-old Minnesota Vikings quarterback’s possible re-retirement, Goodell noted that Favre himself has not addressed his status publicly.
“We haven’t heard from Brett, so we’re all reacting to media reports,” Goodell said. “So I think I’d wait and hear what Brett has to say.”
Favre reportedly has told some teammates and Vikings officials his surgically repaired left ankle is not healing the way he would like it to and that he won’t return to Minnesota this season. He has considered leaving the game every summer since 2002, and actually did announce his retirement twice already before returning to the NFL.
Favre is a three-time league MVP who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and holds most major NFL records for quarterbacks.
“Brett Favre is great for our game. And I think the passion he has for the game is extraordinary,” Goodell said. “I think we all love to see him play, but we want him to do what’s best for him at the end of the day.”
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