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Brett Favre, lewd pics and the Ten Commandments

by Brad A. Greenberg

December 29, 2010 | 4:07 pm

As is the custom in the final days of any year, media outlets are putting out a lot of year-in-review type features. I found ESPN Page 2’s list of top quotes particularly enjoyable. Coming in at No. 16 was Sir Charles Barkley’s objections to Brett Favre’s sending of lewd photographs to a former female employee of the Jets.

I know what you’re thinking: There’s no religion angle to this story (aside, of course, from the shocking revelation that male athletes are not faithful to their wives). But there is. Look at what Barkley had to say:

“My biggest problem with the whole Brett Favre thing is, if you’re going to send a woman a picture of your junk, it should be huge. You can’t send small junk to a woman and expect anything. Seriously, you have to be like Ron Jeremy or some of those other porn stars. If you send a woman a picture of your junk, it should be humongous, it shouldn’t be small. That’s one of the Ten Commandments.”

I’ve met Ron Jeremy and I think that nice Jewish boy would agree that while there are some Commandments that might surprise you, that is not in fact one of them. What is certainly true is that Brett Favre and so many other athletes would benefit from watching the above “PSA.”

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