Brett Favre

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Favre Must Pay $825K Within 30 Days in Illegal Welfare Case

Miss. state auditor says ex-NFL star faces a lawsuit if he doesn't return TANF funds

(Newser) - Update: It's pay-up time for Brett Favre, unless he wants to face a civil lawsuit. That was the warning Tuesday from Mississippi State Auditor Shad White, who said in a statement that the former NFL star still owes $828,000 in illegal welfare funds and interest, per the Mississippi ...

Brett Favre to Repay $1.1M in Welfare Scandal

Former NFL quarterback got ensnared in embezzlement scandal

(Newser) - Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is repaying $1.1 million in welfare money that he received for multiple speeches where he did not show up, the Mississippi state auditor said Wednesday. Auditor Shad White said his office received $500,000 from Favre on Wednesday, plus a commitment that Favre will...

Anti-Semitic Group Tricks Brett Favre Into Making Video

Former QB says he's 'sickened' by the stunt

(Newser) - Brett Favre collected $500 for making a short video in which he thought he was expressing support for a veterans group. Turns out, the former star quarterback had been tricked into expressing support for white supremacists, reports USA Today . Celebs Andy Dick and Soulja appear to have fallen for the...

Brett Favre: I've Had 'Scary' Loss of Memory

So, no, he won't be coming out of retirement to play again

(Newser) - One of the hot sports rumors this week was that the St. Louis Rams were interested in luring Brett Favre out of retirement to play QB again. Just how serious they were remains in dispute, reports CBS Chicago , but Favre insists he'd never go back. One self-described "scary"...

Miss. Judge Quashes Barbour Pardons

Blocks release of 21 still in prison, orders 5 more in for hearing

(Newser) - So much for Haley Barbour's grand pardons: A Mississippi judge has put the kibosh on some of the former governor's last-minute spate of 200 pardons, blocking the release of 21 inmates still imprisoned and hauling in five more who had been released for hearings. The ruling came hours...

Jenn Sterger: 'I'm Not a Gold-Digger'

She hasn't 'made a dime' from Brett Favre scandal

(Newser) - Jenn Sterger, the former New York Jets employee who accused Brett Favre of sending her racy text messages , has something to say: She's "not a gold-digger." "I haven't made a dime off anything in this whole situation," she tells ABC News in an interview airing on...

Third Masseuse: Favre Texted Me, Too

She says he wanted her to touch him...

(Newser) - Brett Favre apparently really liked those masseuses : A third masseuse (and fourth woman) has come out of the woodwork claiming the ( former? ) NFL quarterback sent her lewd text messages. Stephanie Dusenberry, who worked with the Minnesota Vikings while Favre was with them, tells Deadspin (via, initially, a typo-laden...

Brett Favre Files for Retirement From NFL

Quarterback might really, really, really be done this time

(Newser) - Brett Favre is making it official, again: The 41-year-old quarterback has filed retirement paperwork with the NFL, Fox Sports reports. He's unretired more than most people send racy photos to massage therapists, but the third time might just be the charm: Favre has consistently said 2010 would be his last...

Brett Favre's Sister Busted in Meth Lab Raid

Brandi Favre charged after active meth lab found in condo bathroom

(Newser) - Apparently Brett Favre isn’t the only member of his family who can get himself embroiled in scandals : Now his younger sister, Brandi, has been arrested. The 34-year-old was nabbed yesterday during a raid on a suspected meth lab in Mississippi, at a condominium less than 10 miles from where...

Let's Get Brett Favre's Retirement in Writing
Let's Get Brett Favre's Retirement in Writing

Let's Get Brett Favre's Retirement in Writing

In fact, let's make him 'double pinky-swear,' writes Jason Gay

(Newser) - Enough is enough: It’s time to get Brett Favre’s retirement in writing. In the Wall Street Journal , Jason Gay offers up a sample contract. A few humorous highlights:
  • It starts: "I, Brett Lorenzo Favre, do hereby formally declare my official retirement from the National Football League."

Brett Favre Slapped With Sex Harassment Suits

Seems Jenn Sterger might not have been only object of his affections

(Newser) - Brett Favre may have retired yet again, but he might want to get out of Dodge: The former quarterback has been hit with two sex harassment suits, both by former Jets' massage therapists who aren't named Jenn Sterger. Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole both allege that Favre came onto them,...

Brett Favre Retires Yet Again
Brett Favre Retires
Yet Again

Brett Favre Retires Yet Again

Promises, promises...

(Newser) - Is this even news anymore? In what’s begun to feel a little like a tradition, Brett Favre announced that he was retiring after his team’s final game of the season last night—and this time, he means it! “I know it’s time, and that’s OK....

NFL to Fine Brett Favre in Sterger Fiasco
NFL Fines Brett Favre
$50K in Sterger Fiasco

NFL Fines Brett Favre $50K in Sterger Fiasco

But he won't be suspended

(Newser) - Roger Goodell fined Brett Favre $50,000 today—but did not suspend him—over the naughty texts he allegedly sent Jenn Sterger, reports Fox Sports . The punishment is for failing to cooperate with the NFL's investigation, not for any actions toward Sterger. Her camp had pressed the league to punish...

Favre to Sterger: Send Me a Naughty Video

The sexting scandal gets grosser

(Newser) - Just when you thought the Brett Favre sexting scandal couldn’t get any more disturbing, TMZ comes out with this: The quarterback, in addition to sending Jenn Sterger photos of his penis, also allegedly made a special request of the former New York Jets employee. Specifically, he wanted her to...

Jets' Ryan: Foot-Fetish Reports 'Personal Matter'

Website, tabs say wife posted videos

(Newser) - New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says it's a "personal matter" and declined to talk about a "foot-fetish" report posted by Deadspin that show four videos of a woman who bears a close resemblance to Ryan's wife, Michelle. The videos show a woman displaying her toes to an...

Favre Inactive Tonight: Streak Dies at 297

Maybe next he'll retire again

(Newser) - Brett Favre's record-setting streak for most consecutive starts is dead at 297: Even with an extra day of rest, Minnesota's aging quarterback is listed as inactive for tonight's game against the Giants, reports ESPN. Favre had previously told ESPN that if the game had been played as scheduled, he wouldn't...

Roof Collapse Sends Giants, Vikings to Detroit
Roof Collapse Sends
Giants, Vikings to Detroit

Roof Collapse Sends Giants, Vikings to Detroit

League scrambles to find new venue after Metrodome roof collapse

(Newser) - The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants are headed to Detroit tomorrow night to play after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm. The game will kickoff at 7:20, the NFL said. Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time to play tomorrow or...

Brett Favre's Mess About to Get Messier

Jenn Sterger may sue Vikings quarterback

(Newser) - Brett Favre can’t catch a break. Not only is Jenn Sterger thinking about suing him; he was also injured in yesterday’s game. Considering the injury was just a gash to the chin, Fanhouse reports, the Vikings quarterback is probably a bit more concerned about the Sterger situation. The...

Favre Fracture Might End 315-Game Streak

The man is 41, after all

(Newser) - At last, another part of Brett Favre's anatomy is making headlines: The 41-year-old QB has a stress fracture in his left ankle that may sideline him come Sunday for the first time in 291 consecutive starts (315, counting playoff games). Favre was hit tossing the first of three interceptions yesterday...

Brett Favre Admits Leaving Voicemails

But says he didn't send Jenn Sterger lewd photos

(Newser) - Brett Favre reportedly has admitted to league investigators that he left voicemails for Jenn Sterger—but insists he didn't send her lewd photos. The news comes from Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, who did not reveal who passed on the information to him (watch Glazer make the revelation here ). It's...

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