Betting on Favre: If the Photos Are From His Agent, Can We Expect More?

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings waves on the field against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Janean MartiSenior Analyst IFebruary 4, 2010

If the photos circulating on the Internet of Brett Favre's injuries are, as alleged, from his agent, Bus Cook, what are the ramifications for the NFL?

The league currently requires a team-by-team list of player injuries. Can players' agents release injury photos or X-rays to one or more people to be made public?

Can players' agents release photos and/or X-rays to just certain people, as for instance, the alleged photos of Favre's injuries that were allegedly released by Cook to one reporter?

What if the agent wanted to release the injury photos/X-rays to a Vegas betting odds maker? Would that be okay?

Are there any NFL rules about releasing injury photos and/or X-rays to the public? Or to people who might want to pay for them?

It could be very lucrative to be able to sell photos and/or X-rays of NFL player injuries to the highest bidder. Are there any restrictions against doing so by player agents or the player himself?

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