Brett Favre Shouldn’t Get Special Treatment



Michael Moses

Terrell Owens is under investigation by the NFL for sending inappropriate messages to a female sideline reporter.

Chad Ochocinco reportedly sent nude pictures to a Cincinnati Bengals employee.

Desperate voicemails of Ben Roethlisberger urging a female Steelers employee to join him on a date were released to the media.

These statements would set off a bomb in sports media. It would be the top story on ESPN, and unless the facts were released and punishments were dished out, reporters would not let up with these athletes. Even if the athletes said “no comment” or tried to ignore the accusations.

Substitute those names with “Brett Favre,” though, and you have a “CSI: Minnesota” case.

I will come out and say it: If the accusations against Brett Favre were toward Owens, Ochocinco or Roethlisberger, the media would be going in an absolute frenzy. It would get a lot more attention and a lot less hush-hush.

You can bet your top dollar that the accuser would be a lot more aggressive if Favre wasn’t seen as a God in the sports world.

Brett Favre is a married man. Not only does he have a family of his own, but he’s also a grandfather. That’s right, a grandpa plays in the NFL. Favre, the living legend, is statistically the greatest quarterback in NFL history, and the sole reason Wrangler Jeans is still in business.

Why on earth is this story not getting the attention it deserves?

During his time with the New York Jets, Favre reportedly made multiple attempts to “hang out” with sideline reporter and former Playboy model Jenn Sterger (fellas, Google that one). For a single man, that’s a pretty solid decision. On a scale from one to 10, she’s about a 13. But Sterger wasn’t feeling grandpa’s vibes and did not give into his invites.

NFL Vice President for Security Milt Ahlerich met with Favre on Tuesday to discuss the situation.

The popular website released the voicemails that Favre left Sterger, who is now a Versus television personality.’s Editor-in-Chief A.J. Daulerio told Ahlerich he was willing to cooperate with the NFL. He added, “any and all information we have to offer is available on the site.” He wouldn’t provide anything more at this point. said they paid a third party for the texts, voicemails and graphic photos, which are said to be of Favre.

If you don’t believe its Favre talking on the voicemails, I ask a simple question: Why hasn’t Favre (the family man that he is) denied the accusations thus far?

Favre said this in reference to that question: “The one thing I’m going to say is that’s something that’s within the league, and I’ll just have to leave it at that. Let that process work itself out.”

Within the league?

No, Brett. That question was directed straight towards you and your actions, not what the league is doing about it.

I understand that athletes deserve their privacy, and quite frankly, the media should stay out of their business. But if society is going to interrogate athletes such as Ochocinco, Owens and Roethlisberger for their every move, then greats like Favre deserve the same amount of questioning. This seems to be much more than a rumor if the league is setting up private meetings with Favre (check) and the accuser hires a lawyer (check).

Deanna, Favre’s wife, was on “Good Morning America” Thursday to talk about her new book “The Cure for the Chronic Life.” The book is about getting past hard times and patterns of unhealthy behavior.

It’s pretty ironic given the current situation, huh?

“I’m handling this through faith,” Deanna said about handling the drama with her husband and his allegations. Again, there was never a comment on whether the accusations were untrue.

If you ask me, it looks like Favre isn’t sitting pretty in his real… comfortable… jeans.

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