Brett Favre, Jenn Sterger, naked pictures -- need we say more?
Vikings quarterback Brett Favre and his, shall we politely say, "equipment" were hot topics Thursday in the wake of a Deadspin report -- complete with pictures -- alleging the star quarterback peppered sexy sports commentator and former sideline babe Jenn Sterger with inappropriate texts, MySpace posts, voicemail messages and ultimately cellphone snapshots of his naked penis during the season the two were both on the New York Jets' payroll.
Who's Jenn Sterger? Any not-red-blooded-males who don't already know might want to click here to learn more about the hot sports personality who told the Ministry her girl crush is Kim Kardashian, that it "takes balls to have an opinion" if you're a woman in the sports world, and that although she didn't have a specific opinion about Tiger Woods' sex scandal, "I feel like at some point these guys need to be sat down and told, 'Look, you're not invincible.'
(While you reread that last sentence, we pause for a two-minute warning. Given the subject matter, please think before clicking links below, as they may lead to pages with profanity or other NSFW content. No direct links to nudity, however.)
Favre dodged a question about the report at a Vikings press conference Thursday. "I'm not getting into that," the quarterback told reporters. "I've got my hands full with the Jets and trying to get some timing down with our guys. Which, so, I'm, that's all I'm gonna discuss."
Reps for Sterger had no comment when contacted Thursday by the Ministry; Deadspin says it acquired its evidence from a third party -- with help from some hard, cold cash -- and that Sterger had agreed to go on the record with the comments but didn't connect with the website before it published.
And what did it publish? Seems that while discussing a possible "Deadspin Swimsuit Project" with the website earlier this year, Sterger revealed strange, "friendly" messages and more she'd received starting early in the 2008 season from a man she believed to be Favre. The site said in August that she'd played one of the voicemails. After the messages, and alleged contact from an intermediary she said she believed to be with the Jets, Sterger started receiving cellphone pictures of naked boy parts. Multiple pictures.
Sterger said she didn't act on any offers, citing such classic arguments as "he's married" and "we work together and he's pretty dang famous and that might be awkward" and "I wouldn't want to lose my job." Pfft. We'd add "he was almost a grandpa" to that list, but it might seem ageist, no?
"The Daily Line" commentator had discussed her own nude Playboy pics with the Ministry: "I act so much like a guy's girl that if I didn't put it out there, people would question if I had a penis," Sterger cracked at the time. "I didn't do full-frontal, though. I think, if I was at the right place and time in my life, I'd do it again."
If the allegations are true, and if those cellphone pics are the real deal -- well, let's just say we're seeing Favre's "Pants on the Ground" performance in a different light now.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Top photo: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre watches from the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 19, 2010, in Minneapolis. Credit: Jamie Squire / Getty Images
Second photo: Jenn Sterger of "The Daily Line." Credit: Versus
There's always something, ahem, interesting emerging from the professional-athlete ranks.