Deadspin.com broke the story in early August that future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre had allegedly sent pictures of his penis to Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. Earlier today the sitereleased a video that includes those scrotographs as well as voicemails of someone sounding exactly like Brett Favre soliciting Jenn’s company.
Sterger has yet to officially go on record with the allegations herself, not wanting the unsavory media attention this story will be sure to bring. (Like this post!) Deadspin claims they obtained the “evidence” through a third party. So what all does the site have?
There are MySpace messages to Sterger from an account set up under the name “Screaming Lord Byron” – a reference to the David Bowie short film Jazzin’ for Blue Jean – in which someone expresses his interest in meeting her:
August 22, 2008 - I saw you in tunnel at game last week got your name from front office person i’m new to team with gray hair all the info i can give.Don’t want to give to much this was only i could way to try and reach you without being to obvious not sure what yo
That message was followed by a phone number with a 601 area code, which is from Favre’s home state of Mississippi. It is from that cell phone number that Sterger later received the voice messages and penis pictures.
August 23, 2008 - If you get this today and dont believe it Jared Winley works in Pr for jets he will either slip you my # or ask for yours
^ Jenn Sterger bikini photo from JennSterger.com (Click to enlarge)
After this Sterger begins to receive voice mails from someone that sounds remarkably like Brett Favre:
Jenn. It’s not a setup. I just got done with practice. Umm, I got meetings here and, well until about a couple more hours. I’m going back to the hotel and just – just chill. So, umm, send me a text, uh, ’cause I’ll be in the building, umm, for a couple hours. I wanted to have ya come over tonight. Umm, but uh, I know, uh, I think Aaron came up and asked you if you, uh, umm, would give him your number or he was gonna give you my number, but, umm, I understand. But, umm, send me a text, I’d love to see you tonight. Alright, talk to you later. Bye.
Jenn is approached by someone who wants to set her up with Favre. She declines and jokes that if she were to get involved with someone like that she might end up in a garbage can. The voicemails grow desperate:
So, in some garbage can, huh? So that’s what you think I think of ya? Hmm. My. Well I’m still tryin’. I just got done with practice. I’ll try the other phone – you’re probably caller IDin’ me. But, if you can make it it’d be great. Alright. Later.
It was after that Jenn received the cell phone photos of penises believed to belong to Brett Favre.
This gives a whole new meaning to “running the wishbone offense!”
As you might expect, pretty much everyone involved is declining comment at this point. Although, the man mentioned in the initial MySpace messages (Jared Winley) has talked to Sunshine Public Relations, who work closely with the New York Jets organization. From Deadspin:
He tells Sunshine he never interacted with Sterger and never had a phone conversation with her, adding that he was not the main PR contact for Favre. The Jets have issued a statement through Sunshine PR, saying that “this is the first they’ve heard of this situation.” The team also made it known that Sterger was a contractor hired to work on game days only, and that she didn’t work directly for the Jets.
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