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.