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Monday, October 11, 2010
Brett Favre cried during apology to team

By Kevin Seifert

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Details are continuing to trickle in about Brett Favre's speech during a Minnesota Vikings team meeting Monday morning. ESPN's Michele Tafoya just reported Favre began crying and was "very emotional" as he apologized to players and coaches for being a distraction over the past few days.

As you know by now, Deadspin.com has suggested that Favre sent racy text messages and photographs to a former New York Jets sideline reporter. It's an important story for several reasons, including the possibility that the NFL could fine or suspend him if it determines he violated its personal conduct policy.

Place-kicker Ryan Longwell told Tafoya that an obviously emotional Favre said to the team: "I need you guys to carry me tonight. I'm going to give it my all, but I'm just not sure what's going to happen."

In the short-term, it's worth monitoring how this story impacts Favre on a personal and professional level. If you want to know where it had him less than 12 hours before Monday night's kickoff, Tafoya just brought it to you: In tears.