It doesn’t look as if Brett Favre’s life is going to get easier any time in the immediate future. SI.com’s Peter King explains that while former Jets emcee Jenn Sterger has retained legal counsel, she has made no decisions about what her next step will be in NFL’s investigation of Favre’s alleged conduct.
"We currently have an ongoing dialogue with the league," said Phil Reese, Sterger's manager. "Jenn is currently considering all her options. It could be she talks. It could be she does nothing. We just don't know yet." Reese claims that there have not been discussions between Favre representatives and Sterger about keeping quiet on the incident, as some have speculated. Favre is accused of sending Sterger and other female Jets’ employees lewd text messages while he played for the New York team.
But if the Vikings QB was looking for a speedy resolution to his off-field woes, he may be disappointed. On Tuesday Favre met with NFL league officials to discuss his alleged conduct, but later refused to address the meetings in interviews this week. So far league officials have been unable to interview any of the women involved in the scandal. And while Favre has remained seemingly unphased by the allegations, only time will tell if the QB starts to feel the weight of the speculation around him.
While you still have a few days before you can watch Favre’s Vikings and the Packers square off, there is plenty of action to keep you entertained.
San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:57 p.m. ET) – Down 3-1, the Phillies are looking for some sort of saving grace tonight as they battle to keep their postseason hopes alive.
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks (9:00 p.m., ET)– No. 1-ranked Oregon will battle the Bruins on home turf at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks are looking to secure their spot atop the BCS standings and shouldn’t face much resistance from struggling 3-3 UCLA.
By The Numbers
$3.14 million – Amount Francisco Rodriguez is giving up from his contract after an altercation with his girlfriend’s father. The Mets’ reliever will also be sidelined for more than seven weeks because of the incident.
18 – Number of championships Manchester United has won, but apparently that wasn’t enough to keep star Wayne Rooney’s interest. The striker recently said that the club is no longer satisfying him, so he is eyeing a number of other teams.
21 – Number of months sprinter LaShawn Merritt will be suspended for after being caught using a prohibited substance. SI.com’s Brian Cazeneuve talks about Merritt’s punishment in this week’s Inside Olympic Sports notebook.