Favre not disclosing details on meeting with NFL

Published 1:53 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010

EDEN PRAIRIE— Brett Favre isn’t talking about his meeting with NFL officials regarding allegations that he sent suggestive messages and lewd photos to a woman who worked for the New York Jets.

Speaking on a conference call with reporters in Green Bay ahead of Sunday night’s Vikings-Packers game, Favre called the NFL’s investigation into his alleged behavior a “league matter.” He also declined to answer questions about the situation in his weekly news conference Wednesday with Minnesota media.

The Vikings QB met with an NFL security official Tuesday regarding allegations that he sent lewd pictures and racy messages to then-Jets employee Jenn Sterger in 2008, when Favre was New York’s quarterback.

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Sterger has hired lawyers but has not commented on the allegations, which were posted on the website Deadspin without her cooperation. Attorney Joseph Conway said Wednesday his firm will advise Sterger “and pursue any potential remedies that may exist.” He did not elaborate.

Deadspin also posted an e-mail Wednesday that it said it received from Milton Ahlerich, the vice president of NFL security, asking to set up a meeting with the editor to talk about “sharing any and all details you … may have on this matter.”

Favre denied that the situation has weighed on him, saying the “front five for Dallas” weighed on him last week. He said this week his “focus is solely on Green Bay.”

In his conference call with reporters, Favre was asked why people should believe he’ll retire at the end of this season, and he said that’s still his plan. But he also said, “let’s get through this game and we’ll figure out what happens the rest of the year.”