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Deadspin.com took the Brett Favre story in an unexpected direction today.

Favre saga takes bizarre sexual twist

When rumors of Brett Favre's possible third retirement began to spread through the airwaves and interwebs on Tuesday morning, much of the sporting public reacted with a roll of the eyes and a "here we go again" resolve.

Let's just say the story has taken an unexpected turn.

Deadspin.com -- a sports gossip blog that created national headlines in the past -- posted an item last night promising a salacious (and gross) story about Favre would break in the very near future. Though Deadspin is not thought of as a paragon of journalistic virtue (ask Buzz Bissinger about that one), the item seemed a bit irresponsible. It was a vague, oblique tease.

This morning, Deadspin revealed the details, and the story was a home run for the site.

Apparently, Jenn Sterger -- who became an Internet sports sensation several years ago after wearing a bikini and a cowboy hat to a Florida State football game -- played Deadspin editors voicemail messages she received from Favre while working as an in-game scoreboard hostess for the Jets.

Sterger also kept some incriminating cell phone pictures that Favre allegedly sent her of his penis.

According to the rather NSFW report:

"Sterger claimed she spurned Favre's advances because he was married, but also because she was working for the Jets at the time she didn't think it was the best idea to start a torrid affair with the team's highest profile player (the Jets have not responded to a question about any knowledge of the Favre/Sterger saga at this time). Plus, if she went forward with how aggressive he was and how skeeved out she was to some of her superiors, she suspected she might lose her job. The interactions were flirty and strange but she didn't think there wasn't anything that made her too uncomfortable. But then, one night, Sterger received a picture on her phone which was so shocking that she just tossed it across the room. It was his dick. Brett Favre's dick. And it happened multiple times. In fact, Sterger claims that, in one of the photos Favre allegedly sent her, he's masturbating — while wearing a pair of Crocs. In another photo, Favre is holding his penis while wearing the wristwatch he wore during his first teary-eyed retirement press conference. "

You'll have to read the item here to get the full flavor. But, an already strange story has become even more bizarre. In addition changing your perception of one of the greatest athletes of our generation, this episode could change the way you think of Crocs and a certain wristwatch.


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swoakes | Aug. 11, 2010 at 1:02 p.m. (report)

As one of my buddies said, we know this story is false because Favre doesn't wear Crocs; he wears flip-flops. HA.

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matsfan | Aug. 8, 2010 at 10:56 p.m. (report)

Brett Favre no longer plays for the Packers? When did this happen?

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DbagCarlos | Aug. 6, 2010 at 9:48 p.m. (report)

The whole "retirement" things just seemed too contrived and tired - there has to be a reson behind it. The whole - let's use it to downlay the Sterger incident makes some sense. Favre makes the "sports establishment" so much money, they too have a vested interest in making Sterger go away. Notice how none of them mention the story even though it has been verified by someone who saw the photos and texts?

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devidia | Aug. 6, 2010 at 1:02 p.m. (report)

Not a bad theory, DbaqCarlos. In an odd way, it kinda makes sense. You don't work for the X-Files, do you??

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DbagCarlos | Aug. 5, 2010 at 12:18 p.m. (report)

How about this for a conspiracy theory - Favre gets wind that Sterger is going to gto public with the texts of his junk. He tells the Vikings over the weekend that he will only play if they clean up this mess. The Favre camp plays Jay Glazer, feeds him a fake retirement story and creates a media storm. This buys Favre more time to clean up the Sterger mess. The Vikes offer Favre $4mm more - this money goes directly to Sterger to buy her silence. Is it really too far fetched?

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