FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The NFL is reviewing allegations involving the Vikings’ Brett Favre, who the website Deadspin says sent racy messages and photos to a former sideline reporter while he quarterbacked for the Jets in 2008.
“We are reviewing the matter,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday when asked about reports that a person alleged to be Favre sent voice mails and lewd pictures to Jenn Sterger.
Asked if he cared to respond to the Deadspin report, Favre said Thursday: “I’m not getting into that. I’ve got my hands full with the Jets and am trying to get some timing down with our guys, so that’s all I’m going to discuss.”
The Vikings and Jets play Monday night in New York.
Deadspin reported that a man alleged to be the 40-year-old Favre contacted Sterger on MySpace and began leaving her voicemails. The website posted a video of the voicemails and several graphic pictures allegedly sent to Sterger’s cell phone.
“Send me a text. Love to see you tonight,” one voicemail said.
The 26-year-old Sterger, now a TV personality for Versus, has a website that describes her as an actress, model, writer and television host.
Sterger’s manager Phil Reese said she is “not doing any interviews or commenting at this time,” but that “Jenn did not provide Deadspin with any information.”
In an e-mail to The Associated Press, A.J. Daulerio, Deadspin’s editor in chief, declined to reveal the source of the material. He did say the source of the photos contacted him and that Deadspin paid for them.
Favre and his wife, Deanna, have been married 14 years.