In Monday night’s showdown with the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns. However, in typical Favre fashion he also tossed an interception with 1:30 remaining that was returned for a touchdown and sealed the Jets’ 29-20 victory.
After the game, Favre went through another uncomfortable press conference where he was asked about allegations that he texted photos of his dick to former Jets’ employee Jenn Sterger when he was with the team. Favre dodged the questions, as he’s done since the allegations first came to light.
“If you want to talk about what happened in the football game tonight,” Favre said, “I’d love to.”
The situation worsened for Favre last Friday, when a second report emerged alleging Favre sent similar text messages to two other women employed by the Jets. The as-yet-unnamed women were massage therapists for the Jets and the story goes something like this.
The woman (who wishes to remain anonymous for now — we’ll call her “Mandy”) worked as a massage therapist for the team for a couple years, but she says never had an incident with a player until No. 4 showed up at training camp at Hofstra University, where the Jets still worked out in 2008. “He was on the table next to mine,” she tells me. “He was looking at my ass the whole time while I worked on another player. He was … ogling me.”
The woman who was massaging Brett that day (massage therapist No. 2, or “Lindsay”) exchanged numbers with him. (Mandy claims it’s common for players to take the numbers of team-contracted massage therapists should they need additional rubdowns off campus.)
Lindsay received a text message from Favre, according to Mandy. Lindsay assumed it was for a massage but quickly realized Brett was asking for more. He invited both Lindsay and Mandy back to his hotel room. Mandy claims that the texts became increasingly inappropriate (“just nasty stuff”), but she adds that Brett did apologize when he found out she was married.
The NFL announced it is investigating Favre’s behavior, last week. While the Vikings were getting ready for the Jets and everyone was asking him about his cock, Favre felt he was becoming a distraction to the team.
On Monday, he apologized to his teammates in a tearful speech and kicker Ryan Longwell told ESPN about it.
“Brett Favre actually broke down in tears and was very emotional, saying, ‘I’m sorry to have been a distraction,'” ESPN’s Michelle Tafoya said she was told by Longwell.
Although Tafoya said that Longwell wouldn’t give her all the details of the meeting, Longwell said that Favre appealed to his teammates to stick with him.
“I need you guys to carry me tonight,” Favre told the Vikings, as related by Longwell to Tafoya. “I’m ready to go out there and give it my best, but I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Favre was none to happy Longwell talked to the media and let it be known after the game when someone asked about the message to his teammates.
“That’s between me and my teammates . . . apparently not all of them,” Favre said.
Oh, and it gets better.
Now, the media, once the beloved lap dog of Brett Favre, is beginning to question him.
Darren Rovell reports that people are questioning why Wrangler is still running ads featuring Favre. Mark Kriegel says the times have passed Favre by. Ian O’Connor says Favre made a mistake coming back this season.
No, the quarterback isn’t the same carefree country boy in the Wrangler jeans ads. Favre no longer looks like a guy who could aw-shucks his way through just about anything.
He just looks like a man from Mississippi who made a mistake. A man who should have kept the door closed on those recruiters from the north, and sat this last season out.
Back on the football field, Favre isn’t playing at the top of his game and was seen grabbing his elbow several times, Monday night. Favre has elbow tendinitis and it seems to be affecting his play.
“This is probably the worst it’s felt in four games,” he told reporters. “I missed some throws the last drive, that I think I make in my sleep. Really, I think, the last two drives.”
If the NFL doesn’t suspend Favre because of the Sterger incident, the Vikings may seriously have to think about sitting him down. That is, if they even care anymore.
The Vikings are currently 1-3 and in third place in the NFC North. Their one win equals the total of the Detroit Lions.