Melinda writes: BREAKING NEWS – NFL Is investigating the allegations
More BREAKING NEWS: 2 more women have come forward with similar “sexting” messages.
Even More Breaking News: Favre has tendonitis
Is it my birthday?
This week truly has been getting better and better! First, the Favre scandal breaks, then it’s picked up by the Associated Press, traveling faster than a speeding bullet, across the mass mainstream media market.
NY Post, Huffington Post, SportsCenter, ESPN, even Inside Edition ran the story. In addition, the NFL made the statement that they will be investigating this information. Per the NFL Personal Code of Conduct, they MUST investigate any allegations, reported or not, criminal or not, once they have been made aware of the issue.
View the NFL Code of Conduct here: http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/21598/nfl-personal-conduct-policy
So now, there is another story of “alleged” misconduct involving two more women at the time Favre was at the Jets. The have an attorney, they have saved their voice mail messages from Brett and will be coming forward.
This seems similiar to the Tiger Woods case, first someone leaks a voice mail message, then a few more step forward with similar stories. I wonder when this is said and done, if Brett can beat Tiger’s record of 17 indiscretions. I mean, we all know how very competitive he is, go for the record man! You got this!
But really, it’s much more serious than Tiger’s case. The women involved did not work for Tiger’s employer. The only people it affected was Tiger, his wife, family and the multitude of women.
Brett’s case has more to do with sexual harassment. A person in power making sexual advances that were unwelcome. I would be surprised if Brett doesn’t get a suspension out of this. His legacy will be tarnished, there will be potential Hall of Fame issues. All because he was allegedly horny?
I’m thinking he’d probably preferred to have stay retired about now.
Christmas came early for Vikes this year. The desperate, depleted WR corps got a shot in the arm with the addition of Randy Moss, formerly of the New England Patriots, formerly of the Oakland Raiders and yes a former Minnesota Viking.
Seems like not so long ago the Minnesota team couldn’t run Randy out on a rail fast enough. But now, with the Vikes in a divisional deficit of 1-2, they are pleased as punch to throw something, anything, anyone into the mix to try to revive a dying offense.
It’s true, we Packer fans don’t like the idea of a motivated Moss on the field, but let someone piss in his post-toasties and Randy’s mood will determine the mood of the team, the organization and the city of Minneapolis.
But, enough about Randy, let’s talk about Brett Favre for a moment.
I couldn’t help but notice the huge bag of ice Favre had on his throwing arm during his press conference Thursday. That didn’t look good. Just a couple of hours of throwing the long ball in practice and he’s got more ice than 7-Eleven Big Gulp dispenser.
Speaking of big gulp. Did anyone happen to hear the 2nd to the last question in Favre’s presser? No? Well, let me re-cap for you, shall I… The question was this. “There was an internet report today that accuses you of sending inappropriate text messages to a female employee of the Jets during your year there, would you care to respond to those allegations?”
Before I tell what Favre’s reply was, let me just preface it by saying it was a most unfortunate response. One that was made the butt of many, many, many jokes today.
So, ‘allegedly’ , Favre attempted to hook up with a 20-something year old hottie who was employed by the Jets organization as a side line reporter. There are audio voice mail messages that sound a whole lot like Brett. I believe any Packer fan could name that tune in 4 words or less. But wait! There was an added bonus of highly sensitive pictures that no one should ever have to look at. But still, there they were. Now, there are no distinguishing characteristics that I can tell are bona-fide Favre features, so I can’t say they are actually of him, but I like to think they are. It paints a very sad picture of a little old, shriveled up, lonely man.
For the latest scandal information, you can use the link below:
In case you were interested and wanted to check it out for yourself, you can go here http://deadspin.com/5658206/ (warning: it is graphic)
Now, back to the punchline….. When asked about the report, and if he would like to respond, Brett said this: ” No, I’m not getting into that, I’ve got my hands full with the Jets”. I’m sorry, but that was classic. Um, Yeah!
With all that said, whatever happens now with the rumor/story/scandal happens; but I for one, had fun with it. If Wednesday was like Christmas for the Vikings fans, then Thursday was like New Years Eve for the Packers fans.
We’ll see on Monday night if this little interruption in the Moss homecoming celebration provides any distractions to Brett, the team or the organization. If the allegations are true, Brett may have a difficult time over the next few weeks, suspicion of marital infidelity almost always comes with a high price tag… just ask Tiger Woods.
So, Monday night, in New York, vs the J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets!!!… I think it’s kind of ironic that the story came out now, don’t you ? What I expect at the Jets game is a LOT of home-made signs that say things like “Favre Sexually Harassed Me Too!” or “Brett’s Three worst picks of the year, weren’t ON the field”. It will be interesting to say the least.