We’ve been cautiously following the story about Brett Favre’s alleged pursuit of then-sideline reporter Jenn Sterger while he was a member of the Jets. The allegations were put forth by Deadspin.com who, despite complete silence from Sterger herself, has claimed to obtain audio and visual evidence of wrong-doing by Favre via a third party.
The evidence includes voicemails left on Sterger’s phone and inappropriate photos of what is supposed to be Favre’s bare “bathing suit area.”
Pro Football Talk has confirmed that the inevitable has happened and that the NFL will be investigating the claims.
“We are reviewing the matter,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Associated Press.
While Favre refused to address the situation during his Thursday press conference, it appears that the NFL’s acknowledgment of Deadspin’s story will only increase the number of inquiries that Favre receives from the media and others.
Since the NFL has made their statement, expect this story (which already feels old to us blogosphere folks) to hit the mainstream media sometime soon and become a much discussed topic around the water cooler.