AP source: NFL, Favre meet about texts, photos

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, October 20, 2010

EDEN PRAIRIE— Brett Favre spoke with an NFL security official Tuesday about text messages and lewd photos he allegedly sent to a New York Jets employee two years ago when he played for the team, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the meeting between Favre and NFL vice president for security Milt Ahlerich were not made public.

ESPN first reported the meeting, citing unidentified sources.

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Commissioner Roger Goodell said previously the Vikings quarterback would meet this week with a league official about the messages and graphic photos he allegedly sent to Jenn Sterger, now a TV personality with the Versus network. The website Deadspin reported the story about the married quarterback’s alleged behavior toward Sterger, who has not commented on the report.

Favre arrived at Vikings headquarters in the morning, and reporters across the street saw his agent Bus Cook drive out of the parking lot in Favre’s vehicle in the afternoon about 6½ hours later. Vikings players have Tuesdays off, but many of them show up for treatment or film study.

On the other side of the Twin Cities at a promotional union event, NFL players association executive director DeMaurice Smith declined to provide details on Favre’s situation.

“I understand that he is meeting, or representatives have met or are meeting, with the league,” Smith said. “When we meet and talk with players, I don’t intend to play it out in front of the press.”

Added Smith: “We represent every player. Our issues are to ensure that the process is fair, and we do everything to ensure that that process is fair.”

The 41-year-old Favre is scheduled to address the media on Wednesday at his regular weekly news conference between games. This already would have been a high-drama week for Favre, with another return to Lambeau Field to face his old team in Green Bay. The Vikings (2-3) play at the Packers (3-3) on Sunday night.

Favre said on Sunday he’s only “concerned about the next game” and that he’ll let the NFL’s investigation “take its course.” He said he hasn’t been feeling extra pressure to succeed because of the controversy.

Favre — who has consistently stonewalled media questions about the allegations against him — has seen his reputation take a hit and his record consecutive games streak get put in jeopardy, with the possibility of an NFL suspension.

“It’s in the back of our heads, I’m sure, but like I said everything will take care of itself and we can only control what we can control,” wide receiver Percy Harvin said Monday of the possibility of Favre missing time. “If he’s here, we’ll love it. If he’s not, we’ve got his back, and hopefully he’ll get back soon.”


AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski contributed to this report from St. Paul, Minn.