Jenn Sterger Sexting Saga: Story that Possibly Dies Today?

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So the day after the New York Jets got utterly destroyed by their bitterest of division rivals, the New England Patriots, more negative publicity surrounding the Jets organization. The supposed workplace filled with sexual harassment news complements the incompetence they showed playing football in Foxborough, Massachusetts last night during the NFL’s marquee regular season game.

Despite the story breaking in October, (well actually breaking in August, just no one paid attention to Deadspin’s story back then, dispute Deadspin being a very high traffic blog owned by Gawker Media) the Jenn Sterger-Brett Favre-Sexting Saga still rolls on strong. In case you forgot, here’s a quick refresher.

And now today, according to TMZ.com:

Favre could get word any day now about potential punishment for allegedly sending Jenn Sterger photos of his penis while he was with the New York Jets … and she was working as the team’s stadium host.

Sterger’s manager, Phil Reese, believes she “provided extensive evidence that irrefutably proves there was harassment” — and adds, “No matter what happens Jenn has all legal remedies, including going public … if the NFL doesn’t clear her name.”

By Paul M. Banks

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Jenn Sterger Finally Meets with NFL Regarding Favre Situation

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Well, FINALLY! It’s about time former New York Jets sideline host Jenn Sterger met with the NFL to discuss the sexting “scandal” of Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre. You remember that story, correct?

It broke well over a month ago. Actually, the story that ignited a media firestorm truly broke back in August, but the mainstream media was just too snooty to report on something published on a “blog” back then.

But we live in a Brave New World today, and Deadspin sort of played the role of Woodward and Bernstein (in a sports blog sense) on this one. And a lot has happened to Sterger during her time outside the limelight. She lost both her gig (her show on Versus, “The Daily Line” was canceled) and her title as Crown Princess of NFL Trashiness. Cowboys Stadium Lap Dance Girl (see video here) has supplanted her. At least in my humble little opinion.

By Paul M. Banks

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Predictions on How Favre-Sterger Sexting Scandal Will End

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About 3-4 days ago, the NFL said they were in the midst of their investigation into Brett Favre’s alleged sexting of Jenn Sterger, and that they would have a ruling on the Minnesota Vikings QB in 7-10 days. Therefore, as of Thursday October 28th, the sports media story of the year (originally broken by Deadspin, NOT ESPN) will all be over with, and we’ll have closure.

At “press time,” Sterger was considering offers of financial consideration in exchange for her silence. Favre admits to phoning Sterger and asking her to come over, and nothing more as of yet. Deanna Favre is saying nothing except that she has faith, and the New York Jets massage therapists are nowhere to be found.

So here’s how I think it’ll play out. And for those of you that bet on sport, please take these predictions with a grain of salt. Actually take them with a whole truckload of salt:

By Paul M. Banks

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Favre Wrangler Parody Video: SNL Actually Does Something Funny!

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For years, I’ve said that Saturday Night Live has been show executed like the jokes were written by and geared towards 13-year-old girls. Nothing against the Hannah Montana worshiping set, but SNL has been so unfunny and dull for so long…unless it was a music video with Andy Samberg. His compilation with Justin Timberlake pretty much owned the internet in December 2006.

Likewise in 2008, when Samberg teamed up with Jorma Taccone.

And with their take on the current Sterger-Sexting-Favre scandal, SNL once again rmeinds us that they have this penis humor thing down pat.

Ever wonder why Wrangler keeps running those ads of the Minnesota Vikings QB non-stop? The blue-jeans company might reconsider how ridiculous they look after seeing this.

Btw, supposedly Jenn Sterger‘s agent has claimed they’ll take hush money, and Favre has admitted to phoning her, but not pics. So the matter should get more definitive this week, and the NFL is hoping it’s all resolved within 7-10 days.

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BREAKING: Brett Favre Attempted to Contact Jenn Sterger Last Year

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Like I said a week ago, the Jenn StergerBrett Favre NFL investigation into the sexting scandal is just getting warmed up. Usually, we as a nation lose interest in any story in about 7-10 days, but it appears this one is going to go all Tiger Woods on us. If you’re sick of it, well dig in because it’s going to outlast the usual media cycle.

If you’re a Minnesota Vikings fan, brace yourself, because the distractions are only just getting started.

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Deanna Favre Speaks, but Mostly Silent on Sexting Scandal

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Some have referred to Jenn Sterger as the victim in the Brett Favre alleged sexting scandal, and to some extent that’s true. No one wants to be harassed/the recipient of unwanted creepiness, but the real victim here is actually Brett Favre’s wife Deanna. This must be a very difficult time for her as the embarrassment she’s probably feeling must be beyond belief.

Deanna Favre was interviewed today on “Good Morning America” about a book she co-authored with Shane Stanford titled “The Cure for the Chronic Life,” which is about getting past hard times and patterns of unhealthy behavior.

Deanna has admitted publicly in recent years that she’s well aware of Favre’s cheating, and once threatened to leave him because of it. (And yes, it made me queasy just now to link out to a Rupert Murdoch owned publication. I’ll need to shower four times today to clean that filth off!)

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Favre Sexual Harassment Scandal Going all the Way to the top?

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It appears that Jenn Sterger was just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re getting sick of hearing about Sterger, Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre, Deadspin, sexting etc. well that’s just too bad, because we’re (to quote Al Pacino in “Scent of a Woman”) “just getting warmed up.”

Today, the media is buzzing about the fact that two more independent contractors hired by the New York Jets, a pair of massage therapists, saved the voicemail evidence that will damn Favre, and may be willing to come forward with it.

In other words, the NFL already has a Ben Roethlisberger type situation on their hands, but it could blow up into a full-fledged Tiger Woods. As we learned with Woods, once a couple of women come out of the woodwork, many others can quickly soon follow.

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Favre-Sterger Sexting Scandal Achieves Mainstream Media Coverage

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I really wasn’t sure if the Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger sexting scandal would get picked up the mainstream media. Sure, it’s plenty newsworthy, but given what I know of the sports promotional firm known as ESPN, and the horrible precedent they set within the industry, I figured the MSM might drop the ball once again. I thought it could be the sports media equivalent of the news media handling the run-up to the Iraq war.

Remember that? In 2002-03, the media establishment’s coverage of the upcoming Iraq invasion might be summed by this sentence:

“Everything Bush/Cheney/Condi/Rummy says is 100% right, never to be questioned, and if you don’t want to go to war this exact second you are a terrorist/communist/nazi/spineless pansy.”

And since the Minnesota Vikings QB is the closest thing we have to a sacrosanct omnipotent being in the NFL/sports, I was worried it would happen again.

Glad I’m wrong.

By Paul M. Banks

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Jenn Sterger’s Silence in Favre Sexting Saga Benefits Her Image

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Tonight’s ESPN broadcast of Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings versus the New York Jets on Monday Night Football will be fascinating to watch; and I’m not talking about only the football game. All the evidence of Favre’s sexting of Jenn Sterger is common knowledge, and the subject is being widely discussed in most mediums of NFL coverage.

But what will ESPN do tonight? How will they cover an obvious black-eye for their all-time favorite player? Will they strangle the golden goose in the name of journalistic integrity?

Favre will not address the allegations, but he also won’t deny them. And Ms. Sterger has been silent about the entire situation. So critics deriding her as a publicity wh*** are proven wrong, as she has done nothing opportunistic so far. Of course, I will strike that sentence from the record if/when it’s revealed she sold the material to a third party, who later turned it over to Deadspin.

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In Defense of Deadspin’s decision to link the Favre Sexting Material

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Obviously, if there’s one big winner in the Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger sexting saga it’s Deadspin. And deservedly so, there’s a reason ESPN employees get fired if they’re caught browsing it at work (True story! I got additional confirmation from other sources on the existence of this practice over the weekend).

If there’s any justice in the world, Deadspin achieved 20-30 million page views these past few days.

Because the process they employed in releasing this information to the public was the polar opposite of LeBron James/ESPN’s “The Decision.” LeBron’s reality special was more of a publicity train wreck on multiple levels than Fox’s “Who wants to marry a millionaire?” in 2000.

But the site that provides sports news without access, favor or discretion had the perfect storm going for them here with Favre-Sterger and they capitalized on it.

By Paul M. Banks

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Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger Incident Puts ESPN, Roger Goodell on the Spot

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As we found out yesterday, the Jenn Sterger allegations against Brett Favre are indeed true. Deadspin delivered the goods, and the only way Favre could be innocent, is if some elaborate and carefully orchestrated conspiracy/cover-up were at work. You know those people who don’t believe in the moon landing? Or think O.J. was framed? Or believe 9/11 was an inside job? The conspiracy would have to be that complex.

So now that the bomb has been dropped and the mushroom cloud is smoking, time to deal with the fallout.

Let’s overlook the fact that Sterger looks EXACTLY like Deanna Favre on a 15 year delay with fake breasts (and later, sans fake breasts) for a moment. Yes, this story is very sophomoric, but both ESPN and the NFL are accountable here. Because it’s also serious.

Roger Goodell has been attempting to legislate morality in his league for some time, and ESPN has become a sports marketing company; and less a sports news corporation these past few years. It’s time for both to go to work.

By Paul M. Banks

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Deadspin Publishes Jenn Sterger’s X-Rated Pics of Brett Favre

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You remember this story from the summer? When Deadspin claimed to have the goods on former Green Bay Packer, New York Jets, and current Minnesota Vikings starting QB Brett Favre. More specifically, claiming that media wh*** Jenn Sterger had pics of Favre’s genitalia. It caused quite a stir; it even inspired a hilarious music video.

Still, I was shocked that this story went pretty much ignored by a majority of the mainstream media. Shouldn’t this have been a much bigger NFL story? Well, it’s about to become one. Especially now that Deadspin claims a Jets PR person may have acted as a liaison between Favre and Sterger.

Wow! it’s been a real negative publicity storm for the New York Jets lately.

Ines Sainz, Braylon Edwards, and the inability of both Rex Ryan and Darrelle Revis to keep their mouths shut. It’s the perfect storm alright.

Anyways, if Deadspin delivers on what they say they have, D-day is here.

By Paul M. Banks

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