The NFL is investigating Cockgate.
League spokesman Greg Aiello said the matter is under review. When Aiello says “the matter,” he’s referring to allegations (and audio and photographic evidence) that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, then with the New York Jets, left desperate voicemail messages and texted pictures of his cock to then-Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger.
While we like to laugh at Favre for being a stupid, pathetic, desperate old man, there is a real issue here.
As the story goes, Sterger did not encourage Favre’s advances or even want them, for that matter, which, in a lot of people’s eyes, makes this a case of… wait for it… sexual harassment!
Both were employees of the Jets at the time, even if Sterger was an independent contractor, as the Jets have explained. Someone within the organization knew what was going on — Favre refers to someone trying to contact Sterger on his behalf in one of his voicemails. That person is presumed to be a Jets’ employee.
I’m not suggesting upper management was trying to help Favre bang a hot, young reporter, but the point is pretty simple.
I don’t want someone I work with sending me photos of his old, shriveled up dick. Do you?
If Favre had been having an affair with Sterger, then it’s a different story, but these were repeated unwanted advances people in the Jets’ organization allegedly knew about and possibly even helped facilitate.
What the NFL ends up doing is anyone’s guess, but mine is they’ll sweep it under the rug for “lack of evidence” or something like that. Favre is one of their most marketable stars and let’s face it, the league is about one thing over all others: money.
On the other hand, the NFL did make a big commotion about the Jets screwing with TV Azteca sports “reporter” Ines Sainz a couple weeks ago. Sainz said the team made her feel uncomfortable in the locker room and the organization made a formal apology before the league circulated a memo about how female reports should be treated in the locker room.
Hmmm… the Jets. I guess it’s where boorish behavior is tolerated. Maybe I should see if they have any openings.
Anyway, we’ll see how this plays out, but wouldn’t it be funny if Favre’s final year in the NFL turned out to be one in which he was remembered for sending photos of his cock to a reporter?
That’s the way to go out on top, Brett!
Pathetic. Old. Man.
He has solidified his status as the number one douche lord of the NFL.
Pathetic. Old. Man?
Based on Favre’s record off the field in Green Bay and Appleton during the 90’s I’m sure there are dozens of thirty-some year old women there that could identify the alleged member.
One thing is for sure, now Deanna Favre now knows whether it’s true or not. Let’s note if she’s seen at the next Vikings home game.
Yep, it’s definitely him in those pics. No question about it.
This is from your up close personal hand or oral knowledge? You really should be more careful how you state facts, Jeff.
Cmn guys… I am as much a dissident when it comes for Favre leaving the Packers and setting up his eventual move to the Vikings.
It made me angry, sick, and disappointed.
But this article cloaked as a respectable bit of journalism I am afraid is nothing more than LA influenced gutter trash that you must be intoxicated with….
There isn’t a reputable reporter that would show a penis with or without proof that it was indeed the individual that you claim…. you offer none!
What deep respect I had for you and your website has now diminished to nothing.
Do I think Favre was/is a talented QB. Yes. Do I think he over the hill…Yes, Do I think I want to be vulgar and expletive in my description of the events that lead to his departure…No…. it show’s no class.
I know that you have more honor than demonstrated… this report was unworthy of you.
I think if there’s one person who can recognize favre’s dick in those pictures its mrs. favre… lol
so, just watch favre’s games and see if deanna is there, thats all you need to know.
Deadspin has the second article about him harassing the two Jets massage therapists up today.
Real Uncomfortable Marriage
Funny because I caught whiff of this about a month ago. I think someone online brought up the rumor. Probably someone from NY. I don’t think it is coincidence that the story broke this week. Basically, this was something that people around the Jets knew about, but no one cared until Brent was scheduled to come back to town.
Monty is right in the article though. The NFL will sweep this under the rug. The NFL and ESPN worship at Brent’s altar, the Jets don’t want anything to do with this after the Sainz bit, and even Jenn is drying to build an image as a serious reporter and will want nothing to do with this.