Brett Favre's Lawyers Ask Judge for Permission to Not Testify During Lawsuit

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistAugust 30, 2012

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 13:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks to the media after the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Vikings 21-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre made a great living by playing quarterback at the highest level. He became a folk hero for his honesty and candid responses in interviews and press conferences, but his lawyers are asking that he not testify in a lawsuit filed against him by two women claiming sexual harassment

According to a report from the Associated Press (via New York Daily News), Favre's lawyers are requesting that he not be forced to testify in the case. 

Favre’s attorneys filed papers this week asking a court to say he doesn’t have to answer. They say some of the requests are irrelevant and inappropriate, including a bid to get him to acknowledge that a lewd photo that appeared on a sports gossip website depicts his own anatomy.

The lawsuit was originally filed back in January 2011. The Daily News report states that the two massage therapists claim the New York Jets, who Favre played for in 2008, "blacklisted them after they objected to suggestive messages the legendary quarterback allegedly sent to another woman."

In 2010, Favre was part of an investigation by the NFL into allegations by Jenn Sterger about "inappropriate messages and below-the-belt photos" he was accused of sending. 

Commissioner Roger Goodell "could not conclude" that Favre did anything wrong, though he was fined $50,000 for failing to cooperate in the investigation. 

We will keep you updated on the situation as more information becomes available. Be sure to check back to this page for the latest on the lawsuit against Favre.