FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP/CBSNewYork) — The NFL said it would review allegations involving the Vikings’ Brett Favre, who the Web site Deadspin said sent racy messages and photos to a former game hostess while he was the Jets’ quarterback in 2008. The league action comes one day after the site posted a video that included below-the-waist photos, said to be of Favre. The Vikings will travel to New York to play the Jets on Monday night.

PHOTOS: Jenn Sterger

“We are reviewing the matter,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said when asked about reports that a person alleged to be Favre sent voicemails and lewd pictures to Jenn Sterger. Asked to respond to the Deadspin report on Thursday, Favre said: “I’m not getting into that. I’ve got my hands full with the Jets and am trying to get some timing down with our guys, so that’s all I’m going to discuss.”

Vikings coach Brad Childress had no comment after Friday’s practice. He said he was not aware of either the NFL’s investigation or the website’s allegations. Bus Cook, the agent for the three-time league MVP, didn’t immediately return messages.

Later Friday, Deadspin reported that Favre also pursued two female massage therapists who worked part-time for the team, according to one of the women. Deadspin did not identify the women, but a Jets spokesman said the team has contact information for the two women and was giving that information to the league.

The Jets spokesman requested anonymity because the NFL investigation is ongoing. The women were two of 17 massage therapists the Jets used during what they called two intensive recovery days in training camp in 2008.


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According to Deadspin, one woman exchanged phone numbers with Favre, and the other woman told the website that the quarterback sent “nasty” text messages and invited both women to his hotel room.

On Thursday, Deadspin reported that a man alleged to be Favre contacted Sterger on MySpace and began leaving her voicemails.

The website posted a video of the voicemails and several graphic pictures allegedly sent to Sterger’s cell phone. “Send me a text. Love to see you tonight,” one voicemail said.

The 26-year-old Sterger, now a TV personality for Versus, has a website that describes her as an actress, model, writer and television host.

Her duties during Jets games included introducing the Jets’ dance team, asking trivia questions and making announcements to the crowd. Sterger’s manager Phil Reese said she is “not doing any interviews or commenting at this time,” but that “Jenn did not provide Deadspin with any information.” In an e-mail to The Associated Press, A.J. Daulerio, Deadspin’s editor in chief, declined to reveal the source of the material.

He did say the source of the photos contacted him and that Deadspin paid “more than we ever have” for them. “I was certain about the accuracy of her story, the evidence was presented substantiating that,” he said, “and then as things began to unfold, it appeared more and more likely that this happened.

Plus, there will be more.” The Jets referred all questions to their public relations firm, Sunshine, Sachs and Associates. “We are working closely with the league in their review of this matter,” said the firm’s spokesman, Jesse Derris. Deadspin also reported that Jets director of media relations Jared Winley may have been an intermediary between Favre and Sterger.

But Derris said Winley “played no role in this alleged incident.” If the NFL finds that Favre violated its personal conduct policy, Favre could be fined or even suspended. The league’s policy allows it to punish a wide range of behavior, even that which is not illegal.

Commissioner Roger Goodell used the policy to suspend Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for four games after he was accused of, but not charged with, sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a Georgia college bar. Favre, who turns 41 Sunday, and his wife, Deanna, have been married 14 years. He became a grandfather in the spring.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press

Comments (19)
  1. mollyd says:

    He’s an overpaid pig. She is swill. Perfect match. I hope the wife cleans up.

  2. denise says:

    Bret…..all of this fuss over HER??? You couldn’t get anybody prettier??

  3. Steve M. says:


  4. matt says:

    It will all come out, just like Brett’s stub did. I mean, should we all whip it out every time we see a hot girl? Isn’t that more illegal than just ‘boys will be boys’? I know if I did it that there would be consequences…but then I don’t throw a pigskin well. I guess that is the difference.

  5. mart says:

    Bret needs to grow up. His wife did when she found that she had breast cancer and still sticks to him….

  6. Crystal says:

    Please peopl get over it. If they were uninviting then I guess when the story broke in preseason she would have come out and said it. I just find it so amusing that because now they are going to play the Jets this week now its a big controversy. Didn’t they play them last year to?? Why now does this decide to have to come out. I don’t care who you are its all about the money and that is all it is every about anymore with alot of people. Leave them alone I have no interest in it. Just like the Tiger Woods scandel who cares really I didn’t or don’t they are all human and everyone makes mistakes its nothing new .

  7. Boshemy says:

    Linda, he reported this story months ago during preseason. I read it on his site there. Basically he said everything that was included on the voicemails, mentioned the pictures, but wasn’t able to release them at that time because she refused to cooperate or go on the record.

  8. Linda says:

    Hmm..let’s see..this was two years ago, the Vikings are going to New York to play the Jets. Why didn’t she come out sooner? This is a way to get bad attention towards Favre during the game. I think the Deadspins Editor and Chief better make sure that story is accurate! Anything for a front page story! If it’s a bunch of bogus and I were Favre…I’d sue their butts for slander!

  9. Boshemy says:

    I also find it funny that she is the villain and everyone is rushing to defend Brett.
    Bottom line, If I or another blue collar man repeatedly went after a girl in the workplace who was not interested, and then, several voicemails later, sent her nude photos, I’d be fired on the spot.

    So you can’t just say it’s normal behavior and let him slide. If I acted in that manner I’d be out of a job, of course he should face scrutiny.

    Also, this story broke on Deadspin months ago, during preseason. The reporter there was in contact with Jenn and she refused to go on the record. He broke the story anyway because he felt that if he didn’t do it, some other news outlit would catch wind of it and reap the benefits.

    So this story was out months ago, she refused to cooperate, now its out and the majority of people finally know about it, and she’s a money-grubbing skank. Okay…..

  10. Boshemy says:

    What we should take out of this story is Brett Favre is a joke. He left voicemail after desperate voicemail to this girl after she repeatedly denied him like some pathetic virgin schoolboy.

    Brett Favre has NO GAME!! He’s a professional Quarterback – one of the best of all time – and he cannot pull chicks. Pathetic. What an embarrassment.

    After the divorce settlement, those 3 pics will prove to be his most costly since week 2 against Miami.

  11. cf says:

    So what about the reporters who reveal all these normal actions. Who are they persuing and what are they doing tonight? I can tell you that I would persue that woman if she were interested in my money. And my wife would be proud of me. So who can do an expos’e on the media and their sex preferences?

  12. Brandi says:

    Not to mention that it gets this girls name out there and she is getting a lot of publicity out of it. Not saying that maybe Brett didn’t cross a line but what part of this is she gonna own. I highly doubt she is just a victim in this situation.
    DROP IT already. If there is anything to discuss its between Brett and his family…..Not with us!!!
    This girl shouldn’t have given her number to him if she didn’t want him to use it!!!
    START being accountabe for yourself……..

    1. shaggy says:

      Team offical gave her his number. Favre is obviously a creep with a small weird looking dpoinker.

  13. Adonomo says:

    Geeh, so Brett does that too? Why are we so suprise that he did that? He is human and therefore an imperfect human-being. Get over it people.

    1. 7geez says:

      Wow. What’s it like to have absolutely no standards or expectations of decent behavior?? I feel sorry for people like you.

  14. Jerry Leigh says:

    He’ll retire, and the investigation will be dropped.

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