Apparently Brett Favre politely declined to attend Jared Allen’s recent wedding (the wedding is better known as a funeral for his mullet) and Allen apparently doesn’t mind.
He also apparently doesn’t mind that Favre forgot to RSVP when it comes to attending offseason events. He is still assuming Favre will be back for another season, however.
“If I was a betting man, and I had to put money on it today, absolutely,” Allen recently said on ESPN Radio in Chicago. “I hope if the answer was no, he would have already had the wherewithal to tell us that he’s not coming back so we could have done something in free agency.”
As Mike Florio points out, the contention that the Vikings would have chased one of the less-than-stellar free agent quarterbacks this year is not exactly speaking highly of the Vikings quarterbacks not named Brett Favre.
“But again, the man’s earned the right to do what he pleases,” Allen said. “He hasn’t let anybody down yet, so I’m not here to start harping on it yet.”
Jared Allen, like most people, see a glaring difference between Favre’s situation and the Redskin’s situation with Albert Haynesworth.
“If I’m a teammate like that, I’m probably pretty [ticked], because that’s a pretty lucrative contract,” Allen said. “I’m all for everybody getting the most money they can get, and getting paid, because our career is brutal and doesn’t last very long. But I’m also a man of my word and integrity. When I sign a contract, I’m going to show up and I’m going to play it out.”
I like Jared Allen just as much as the last guy, but if that last self-righteous portion of his quote were true, then he probably wouldn’t be a Viking as he wouldn’t have been threatening a hold out during the final year of his contract with the Chiefs thus forcing a trade.
Also, he didn’t exactly play every game he was contracted to play when he was in Kansas City, because his multiple drunk-driving episodes didn’t allow him to.