Brett Favre Scandal Takes Lewd Turn
Deadspin posts voicemails, photos
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2010 5:49 PM CDT
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.   (AP Photo/Andy Blenkush, File)

(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."

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Oct 12, 2010 2:36 PM CDT
BS...Daily News, Deadspin, etc...You should all be ashamed. The idiot here is the ones reporting on the story. Complete BSh*t.
Oct 11, 2010 2:40 PM CDT
Interesting situation and quite different from that of Tiger Woods. First, both Favre and these women were employed by the same company, (the Jets), which makes for a case of sexual harassment in the work place. So Favre and the Jets could be in hot water if found to be true ... at least these women have litigatible standing. But my question is this ... how did Brett Favre get their personal cell phone numbers, and did they text back that they did not want his advances? Or ... as at least I suspect, that this was a mutual flirtation, as lewd as it may have been, till once it was over, a few decided that it might earn them some money.
Oct 11, 2010 10:45 AM CDT
All this is, is a woman that must be getting unatractive in the world and is having a hard time copping with gaining a pound or two so this whole thing is made up! It's also funny that this is coming up before they play the Jets? I call this one fake and gay! My prediction is favre to moss deep in the end zone! Who is this third party anyways?