X-rays, possible surgeries, secret meetings – just another day in the Brett Favre saga. First he’s gonna meet with the Vikings, then he’s not. Then he supposedly sent an X-ray of his ailing shoulder to the Vikings, then he didn’t. Tired of this yet? Yeah, me too.
There has been such inconsistency to this story from the word go, you really don’t know what to believe. Jeremy Schapp of ESPN broke this supposed news that Favre sent X-rays to the Vikings about his shoulder to show them exactly where that stood.
Today PFT broke the news that Yahoo! says that report is false. There were never any X-rays sent to Minnesota, and they are standing by the story that Favre has told the Vikings that he’s not coming back in 2009, and that is that. Assoicate sports edtor at Yahoo – Mark Pesavente, stressed that to PFT:
“I don’t want to come off as defensive, but since we’re talking about the reporting of this story, please hear me out: Despite what [ESPN’s Jeremy] Schaap reported (something other media outlets have latched onto), we know there were no X-rays sent to Minnesota. Our (highly-placed and very reliable) Vikings source told us so and Bus Cook has since confirmed that.”
So with that, another week of the Favre saga begins. What will happen next is anyone’s guess. Maybe at some point we’ll hear from someone like Favre himself, who can actually give us an idea what is true and what is not. Till then, expect to hear much of the same – rumors and hear-say on what has quickly turned into the most overblown story of the 2009 NFL offseason.