Brett Favre Scandal Takes Lewd Turn

Deadspin posts voicemails, photos

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 7, 2010 5:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – If Brett Favre hoped the rumors of his making lewd come-ons to a 20-something TV personality would quietly go away, he'd better not pick up the New York tabs tomorrow. "Sex, lies and audiotape" is the current headline in the Daily News, while "Bad Pass" graces the Post. All this because Deadspin today aired voicemails of Favre—or at least someone who sounds like him—trying to woo Jenn Sterger. It also posted NSFW photos of a man naked from the waist down.

The scandal's higher profile prompted reporters to ask Favre about it today. "I'm not getting into that," he said. "I've got my hands full with the Jets." (He's now with the Vikings but allegedly made the recordings while with the Jets.) Deadspin editor AJ Daulerio justifies the posts to the Daily News: "There is a pattern of recklessness with athletes that seems alarming. He's a high-profile, public person. For him to engage in this kind of behavior—we think that is newsworthy."

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.   (AP Photo/Andy Blenkush, File)
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