On a day that everyone is talking about Brett Favre, his indecision, and his alleged retirement/fake retirement publicity stunt (or whatever you want to call that media mush)…this happens! And by this, I mean allegations that could conceivably take the biggest Favre story of the day, crush it, and grind it up into dust due to it’s enormity. If true, and enough smoke is visible now to make us believe there’s a legitimate fire burning here- this will overshadow everything Favre related.
Deadspin’s A.J. Daulerio claims that The Daily Line’s Jenn Sterger, the infamous Florida St. Cowgirl who rode a screen capture of her large artificial chest into 15 minutes of internet fame, and then generated a media career from those 15 minutes, claims former Packers legend and Minnesota Vikings QB BRETT FAVRE SENT PICTURES OF HIS YOU KNOW WHAT to Sterger’s cell phone; and also left the sideline princess creepy, borderline stalkerish sounding voicemails. This allegedly occurred when both were members of the New York Jets organization.
By Paul M. Banks
I doubt Deadspin would publish this unless they really had the evidence behind it. They’re owned by Gawker media, and they know that you can’t just through allegations out there. Because there are legal ramifications. So we should take these Brett Favre sexually harassing Jenn Sterger seriously. Take a look at this Deadspin excerpt:
Sterger claimed she spurned Favre’s advances because he was married, but also because she was working for the Jets at the time she didn’t think it was the best idea to start a torrid affair with the team’s highest profile player (the Jets have not responded to a question about any knowledge of the Favre/Sterger saga at this time). Plus, if she went forward with how aggressive he was and how skeeved out she was to some of her superiors, she suspected she might lose her job. The interactions were flirty and strange but she didn’t think there wasn’t anything that made her too uncomfortable.
But then, one night, Sterger received a picture on her phone which was so shocking that she just tossed it across the room. It was his (expletive deleted). Brett Favre’s (expletive deleted). And it happened multiple times. In fact, Sterger claims that, in one of the photos Favre allegedly sent her, he’s m******ing — while wearing a pair of Crocs. In another photo, Favre is holding his penis while wearing the wristwatch he wore during his first teary-eyed retirement press conference.
But you really need to read the whole piece. Especially the email interaction between Sterger and Daulerio about breaking the story.
Okay, here’s the deal:
I’m very close to running your Favre allegations today. I’ve spoken to the Jets about this. So let me know how you want to proceed, please. I’d prefer you were on the record about this stuff, but I understand if you don’t want to be. However, I do have our email conversations we had and, frankly, that’s enough to get this started.
Not trying to d*** you over, but, there was no way I was going to sit on it forever, either.
So lemme know.
Her Blackberry was messed up, though. However, she did respond by saying she would (finally) go on the record with her tales of Favre’s creepy cell phone stalking:
I can… as soon as I get this thing back and running.. or you could meet me in person on my way to studio in a few hours.
So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Daulerio pushing the envelope to try and get this information out is certainly not the paragon of “taking the high road.” But then again, Sterger knew who she was dealing with when she initially presented that information to him.
There is no way you’d expect to sit on information like this?
Daulerio posted an email he received from Sterger, which includes a very damning judgement of Favre, and as this story continues to gain steam, it will be toxic to his reputation
if there is a way to expose this dude for the creepy douche he is WITHOUT me being attached to it in any way that is fine. I just want to make it clear I never met him, saw him, etc… because I don’t roll that way. That way meaning old.. or married. Some big boobed hoes have morals and souls believe it or not.
And of course, I know that last line really jumps out at you. I must give Sterger kudos on her tremendous existential self-awareness!
Written by Paul M. Banks, President and CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com
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