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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Favre allegations haunt Jets

By Jane McManus

The NFL will look into the allegations that QB Brett Favre made unwanted and persistent advances to several Jets employees while he played for the team. The ESPN story is here.

The most problematic part of it for the Jets so far is the Deadspin report that a member of the PR staff facilitated the introduction of Favre and game day host Jenn Sterger. If that were the case, the organization would have knowingly enabled Favre's allegedly inappropriate behavior.

Yesterday I spoke independently with several within the organization about this, and a spokesperson later confirmed on the record what they all said; that the team looked into it and found that part of the report to be false.

The Jets say their staff member played no part in helping Favre reach Sterger.

If the allegations are true, and now there are allegedly two massage therapists for the team who have told Deadspin that they also received unwanted advances, there could possibly be consequences for Favre under the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Today NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said the league was continuing to review the matter, but had no additional information about whether the league would visit the Jets and interview staff members about the allegations.