EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress says he has talked with Brett Favre about an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent racy photos to a former game hostess while he played for the New York Jets.

Childress says a report on the website Deadspin and the subsequent news of a league investigation have not been a distraction for the team this week as it prepares to play the Jets on Monday night.

Childress says he knows nothing about the details of the report and hasn’t heard from the league.

The coach says it is common for him to discuss reports with his players when they surface. He says they “are only distractions if you allow them to be.”

Favre was not made available for comment, and the team said he did not plan to speak on the matter Saturday.

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