After 20 years on the gridiron, an NFL record 297 consecutive games played, and more than the occasional controversy along the way, quarterback Brett Favre was probably hoping to quietly slip in to retirement while billionaire owners and millionaire players fought over the threatened 2011 season. Sorry, Brett. Not going to happen.
Jenn Sterger, the former New York Jets employee who reportedly received suggestive voicemails and sexual texts from the married quarterback, is scheduled to speak tomorrow and Wednesday on Good Morning America, six months after news of Favre’s alleged inappropriate behavior became an Internet scandal. (Favre, who left the Jets after one season in 2008, was later fined $50,000 by the league for failing to cooperate fully with their investigation). “I just want my life back,” Sterger tells George Stephanopoulos (clip below). “That’s all I’m asking for.”
Sterger’s public sit-down with a sympathetic and respected journalist was as inevitable as a Favre fourth-quarter interception (low blow?). She refrained from speaking publicly for several months, but that didn’t prevent the most embarrassing Favre bits from reaching news organizations. But will talking with Stephanopoulos help Sterger get her life back, or will it only make moving forward more complicated for her? Will you be tuning in to see what she has to say?