It was widely reported Jenn Sterger waited so long to talk to the NFL because she wanted to negotiate a settlement with Brett Favre. Now, Favre’s camp is coming forward saying that Sterger was money hungry therefore challenging allegations that Favre sent inappropriate text messages.
Bus Cook, Favre’s agent, told the Associate Press Sterger was motivated by money saying:
“Her manager and her lawyer have made numerous overtures to me… at least six between the two of them. We were never going to pay them, we didn’t pay them and we will never pay them. Because, there is NO reason to pay them!”
Whether or not the sext messages sent to Sterger were from Favre is still under investigation by the NFL. The NFL is even using electronic forensics to trace the photos back to the original sender.
Brett Favre had adamantly denied sending former NY Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger inappropriate sext messages back in 2009. The NFL is now using electronic forensics to determine if he is telling the truth. The story has dominated the sports headlines and prompted an NFL investigation. For weeks, Sterger refused to meet with the NFL, but earlier this month Sterger was interviewed by league officials and turned over SIM cards and phone records. The NFL has take the “substantial material” and relying on advanced technologies.
According to the NY Daily News, electronic forensic are being used to determine if the sext messages were sent from Brett Favre’s phone. Depending on the outcome, Tony Parker may decide to use the same excuse.
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Tony Parker is just the latest athlete to be involved in a text message scandal. But it was a year ago this Thanksgiving news broke of the Tiger Woods cheating allegations. While Parker and Brett Favre have been giving Tiger some time off by dominating the headlines, Tiger has begun a PR campaign to help restore his image.
The golfer even joined Twitter, @TigerWoods, posting two tweets yesterday:
”What’s up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter!”
“‘Yep, it’s me. I think I like this twitter thing. You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the love.”
In just one day, Tiger has attracted more than 180,000 followers. Along with trying to connect with fans on Twitter, the normally private Tiger has embarked on a media campaign. This morning, Tiger did an almost 20-minute interview with ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike. In the interview Tiger revealed, “It’s amazing how much better I feel internally each and every day. How thankful I am to have the connection to my kids,” Woods said. “I feel so much better and everything is in much better perspective now.”
After his Mike and Mike interview, Tiger tweeted, “The best part about phone interviews is getting to wear shorts.”
I just hope this time Tiger keeps his shorts on! To follow thejerseychaser.com on Twitter click here!
More developments in our Jersey Chaser of the Month meeting with NFL officials…. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jenn Sterger is cooperating with the NFL’s investigation on the Brett Favre sext messages because the legendary quarterback would not negotiate a settlement with her.
The inappropriate pictures and voice mails Favre allegedly sent Sterger back in 2008 were released by Deadspin.com over a month ago. Sterger refused to speak to the NFL in the hopes of reaching a financial settlement with Favre. However, despite reaching out to him, Favre’s reps did not return Sterger’s team’s phone calls. A settlement would have prevented Sterger from taking legal action and would have included a confidentiality agreement.
Sterger met with NFL officials yesterday, accompanied by her lawyers and manager. It was first thought that Sterger was not cooperating with the investigation because of her show The Daily Line on Versus, which is now canceled.
Though Sterger initially wanted a settlement, when asked about the Tiger Woods scandal back in April, Sterger told the Ministry, “I feel like at some point these guys need to be sat down and told, ‘Look, you’re not invincible…. For every dumb girl that’s willing to lay down for you, at some point there’s going to be one smart enough to know what to do with that.”