Report: Jenn Sterger speaks with NFL
Former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger finally met with NFL investigators on Thursday to discuss voicemail and sleazy text messages sent to her by superstar quarterback Brett Favre, the New York Post reported.
Sterger's meeting with NFL investigators, which came after more than a week of uncertainty about whether she would agree to that interview, greatly ratchets up the chances that Favre will be disciplined by the league for the purported misconduct.
Sterger, 26, met for several hours with NFL security chief Milt Ahlerich and another league investigator at an undisclosed location in Manhattan. She was accompanied by her lawyer, Joseph Conway, and her manager, Phil Reese.
"We can confirm that a meeting took place with the NFL today and we cooperated fully by providing them with substantial materials in our possession," Reese told the Post after the meeting.
"We now await the NFL's decision."
Favre, 41, met on Oct 19 with Ahlerich, who is leading the probe.
According to FOX Sports, Favre admitted to leaving voicemails asking Sterger to meet up with him.
But the married Favre denied texting lewd photos to Sterger's phone, FOX reported.
However, Deadspin.com, the sports Web site that first broke the story about Favre's forward passes to Sterger by publishing the voicemails, photos and other electronic messages, had noted that both the voicemail and texted photos originated from the same phone number.
Sterger's Thursday meeting with NFL investigators had been expected for more than a week after her lawyer said she would likely sit down for an interview.
However, her manager Reese had been saying that the former Playboy and Maxim model had yet to make a definitive decision on whether to follow through on that plan.
One holdup was efforts by Sterger's team to identify who on the Jets gave out her phone number to Favre.
Favre, who now plays for the struggling Minnesota Vikings, could face suspension or fines if the NFL finds that he violated the league's personal conduct policy.
Sterger, who acted as a game-day hostess for the Jets in 2008 while Favre was the team's quarterback, more recently hosted the TV show "The Daily Line" for the Versus cable network. But her show was canceled in the last several weeks.