Thursday, October 21, 2010
Deanna Favre on message
By Kevin Seifert
We can say one thing with certainty as the NFL continues to investigate allegations that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent inappropriate photographs and text messages to a former New York Jets sideline reporter: The Favre family message is unified.
Favre has declined on multiple occasions to discuss, confirm or deny the allegations. Thursday morning, his wife did the same.
Appearing on "Good Morning America" and "Fox & Friends," Deanna Favre said she would not discuss anything personal. She said she is handling the situation "through faith" but offered no other comment during interviews previously scheduled to promote a new book.
So if you're scoring at home, here's what we know:
- No one involved in the story has publicly denied it.
- The NFL is interested to the extent of determining whether the allegations, if true, violated its personal conduct policy. If so, commissioner Roger Goodell would have the option to fine or suspend Favre.
- Favre met with NFL vice president of security Milt Ahlerich on Tuesday. The sideline reporter, Jenn Sterger, has thus far not cooperated with the investigation but this week hired a New York-based law firm to represent her.
- Deadspin.com, which originally reported the allegations, revealed this week that the Ahlerich also wants to speak to its top editor about the information.
By the way, Deanna Favre's book is titled "The Cure for the Chronic Life." Promotional material bills it as "a guide for the journey out of hopelessness."