Brett Favre Cries, Apologizes
Lewd text message scandal a 'distraction' for team
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2010 6:32 AM CDT
Updated Oct 12, 2010 8:04 AM CDT
In this Aug. 22, 2010, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre stands on the sidelines at an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
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(Newser) – Brett Favre broke down in tears as he apologized to teammates for the “distraction” of his lewd text message scandal. He “was very emotional” and asked his team to “carry” him through the game, Vikings teammate Ryan Longwell told Michelle Tafoya of ESPN’s SportsCenter. Favre is accused of sexually harassing former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, as well as a former Jets masseuse.

Longwell also played with Favre on the Green Bay Packers from 1997 to 2005, Pro Football Talk reports. Also on ESPN, Chris Mortensen reported that Sterger has not decided whether to cooperate with the NFL investigation into Favre’s behavior—and if she doesn’t, “it’s very unlikely that Favre would be disciplined,” he said. Click here for more on the story.