Bad news for Brett Favre today regarding the sexual harassment allegations against him, as the NY Post is reporting that Jenn Sterger met with the NFL on Thursday. Sterger and her lawyer, Joseph Conway, and manager, Phil Reese, sat down with NFL security chief Milt Ahlerich and another league investigator and “cooperated fully by providing them with substantial materials,” according to Reese.
A few weeks back, it sounded like Sterger was open to accepting a payoff from the Favre camp. Either no agreement was reached, or she changed her mind. Not longer after that report surfaced, Favre decided to admit to leaving the voicemails on Sterger’s phone but deny sending her any explicit photos. The intriguing thing about that claim is that Deadspin insists the phone calls, voicemails, and picture messages were all sent from the same phone number. Guess someone stole Brett’s phone and decided to send inappropriate pictures of himself.
Now, Favre’s future essentially rests on what was discussed in that meeting. We already know he tried to contact Sterger in a persistent manner, as the voicemails he admitted to leaving prove. Sterger is the only first-hand source that can out Favre, and if she chose to on Thursday and claimed she felt she was being sexually harassed, the league would have no choice but to reprimand Favre for violating the personal conduct policy. Unless some sort of agreement was reached on the side and Sterger had nothing but nice things to say about the Vikings’ quarterback, we could see No. 4’s consecutive games played streak could finally come crashing to a halt.