The NFL’s Favorite Bad Boy (okay, maybe the favorite after TO, Ben Roethlesberger and most of the 2008 Cincinnati Bengals) is being hit by a lawsuit from a woman who claims he did something to her that he shouldn’t have. No, not that woman, the other ones.
In the wake of a sex scandal that tarnished Brett Favre’s storied 20-year NFL career and cost him a a $50,000 fine, two more women have come forward, filing a sexual harassment suit against the star quarterback. Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole, both former massage therapists for the New York Jets, filed suit against Favre, the New York Jets and Lisa Ripi, a woman who hires massage therapists for the team, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York today. The New York Jets and the National Football League had no comment on the matter. Requests for comment from Brett Favre’s agent and the Minnesota Vikings were not immediately returned.
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In the suit, Scavo alleges that Favre sent text messages to another unidentified massage therapist, asking Scavo and the unidentified woman to “get together” with Favre. Scavo said that in 2008 while Favre was with the New York Jets, he treated her like a “hanging slab of meat.” In the suit she claims he wanted a three-way with her and another therapist. Favre allegedly texted the unidentified therapist, writing, “Brett here, you and Crissy want to get together, I’m all alone,” according to the lawsuit. Favre allegedly sent another text message reading, “Kinda lonely tonight, I guess I have bad intentions.”
For those of you who have been in a coma since earlier this year, Jenn Sterger is the former Florida State Cowgirl turned NY Jets sideline reporter who claims that future Hall of Famer Brett “Can I Text You?” Favre sent her pictures of his junk while they both worked for the team. Last week Ms. Sterger reportedly met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and, according to reports, the meeting was not as cordial as one might think.
Goodell met with Favre during his visit to Minnesota for Monday night’s Bears-Vikings game, four days after he met with Jenn Sterger to question her about allegations that the Minnesota Vikings quarterback sent her X-rated photographs.
The commissioner did not elaborate on the nature of the work he has left to do on the investigation, nor would he be specific when asked when he’ll declare his decision.
Goodell met with Sterger in Manhattan on Thursday for about two hours, a source familiar with the league’s investigation confirmed. The meeting, which the source said became heated at times, was first reported by NBC’s Pro Football Talk.
If there’s anything worse than a woman scorned, it would be a woman scorned who has pictures of your junk that you sexted her. If you thought this story was ugly before, just wait for Round 2 if the NFL decides ol’ Brett is just a misunderstood country boy. The real question is: if Sterger has the evidence she claims, why hasn’t Favre, the Vikings, or the NFL paid her off yet? Call Tiger Woods and get some tips on shutting women up so you can going on playing your game already.
If the NFL doesn’t come down on Brett Favre for his alleged sexting scandal — his accuser might go public with an “overabundance of evidence” … this according to her manager.
Favre could get word any day now about potential punishment for allegedly sending Jenn Sterger photos of his penis while he was with the New York Jets … and she was working as the team’s stadium host. Sterger’s manager, Phil Reese, believes she “provided extensive evidence that irrefutably proves there was harassment” — and adds, “No matter what happens Jenn has all legal remedies, including going public … if the NFL doesn’t clear her name.” Reese thinks an NFL reprimand of the Vikings QB would go a long way toward changing public opinion of Sterger.
Sterger’s camp insists she has more evidence than the photos that have already come out. Reese adds, “We sincerely hope the league does the right thing.”
Are we close to the end of the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger saga? If you believe TMZ (and who doesn’t these days?) Sterger provided the NFL with enough evidence to allow them to take swift action against the future Hall of Famer and likely end Favre’s career. Only time will tell.
Sterger, her attorney, and her manager Phil Reese met with NFL investigators today in NYC … and presented materials that Reese says go beyond what has been reported — penis photos and text messages sent to Sterger. Reese tells TMZ, “We expect action swiftly, but it’s in their hands now.”
Favre could be punished if the NFL finds he violated its personal conduct policy by sending inappropriate messages to Sterger … who was a NY Jets stadium reporter at the time.
Good news for Brett Favre fans . . . well sort of. FOX Sports senior writer Jay Glazer is reporting that the Vikings QB told the NFL he was bad, but not THAT bad.
We doubt Mrs. Favre will be as impressed with the difference as the Commissioner.
Glazer, speaking on the FOX NFL pregame show, said a source informed him that Favre claimed responsibility for the voice messages during his meeting with NFL security on Tuesday. Favre is being investigated for potentially violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy after allegations that the future Hall of Famer sent Sterger inappropriate messages while he was playing for the team in 2008. Favre currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings.
Sports news website Deadspin sparked the controversy on October 7 when it posted a video montage containing the voice messages and racy photographs allegedly sent by Favre.