Jewish Journal


October 11, 2010

Favre: sorry or sorry he got caught?



Celebrities have the oddest way of saying they are sorry. Think Tiger Woods three months later. Or Brett Favre, who apparently has more than just poor performance on the field to atone for.

From ESPN:

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre apologized to his teammates for being a distraction during a meeting Monday morning and told them he is prepared to play “lights out tonight” when Minnesota faces the New York Jets, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell, who was also Favre’s teammate in Green Bay, told ESPN’s Michele Tafoya it was very similar to the emotion Favre showed in December 2003 when he led the Packers to victory in a Monday night game the day after his father died.

The NFL is aggressively investigating allegations that Favre sent inappropriate messages and photos to a former Jets employee, a source familiar with the league’s review told Mortensen.

That’s not contrition, that’s for sure. And the reference that Longwell made to the day Favre’s father died is so absurd it is offensive.

ESPN has been following Deadspin on this one. And the language “inappropriate messages and photos” don’t really do it justice. Read here and here to hear the whole sordid tale that launched an NFL investigation and led to Favre’s “apology” to teammates.

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