Brett Favre: Jenn Sterger Scandal and His 5 Worst Moments of 2010
This year has been a really rough one for Brett Favre. Whether it has been his play on the field or scandals off it, not a lot has gone right for the ol' gunslinger in 2010.
From an embarrassing scandal involving inappropriate text messages to Jenn Sterger to a fractured ankle, just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for Favre.
With the Vikings toiling away with a 2-5 record, maybe Favre is wishing he had stayed retired for good this time. Here are Favre's five worst moments in 2010 so far.
5. October 24: Losing to the Green Bay Packers
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Last year Favre got his revenge on the Packers, beating them in both NFC North games.
This year current Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers got his first win against his former mentor in a close 28-24 victory at Lambeau Field.
Favre failed to engineer a late fourth-quarter drive that would have won the game.
Earlier in the game, Favre threw a very costly interception that Packer linebacker Desmond Bishop returned for a touchdown.
4. October 31: Lacerated Jaw Against New England Patriots
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Favre was knocked out of the Vikings' 28-18 loss to the New England Patriots on this play.
Myron Pryor slammed into Favre, leaving a cut on his jaw that required 10 stitches to close.
Favre was not able to return to this game, but said he'd be ready to play again by next week.
3. October 24: Fractured Ankle Against Green Bay Packers
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Favre was clearly in a great amount of pain late in the Vikings' 28-24 loss to the Packers last week.
His hobbling was understandable once it was revealed that he suffered two fractures in his ankle in the game.
For a 41-year-old quarterback, Favre has been through a lot this year. He's suffered from elbow tendinitis and a lacerated jaw in addition to the fractured ankle.
I bet he'd be much healthier if he just stuck to filming Wrangler commercials and spending time on his farm in Mississippi.
2. January 24: Intercepted by Tracy Porter in NFC Championship Game
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In the last minute of the 2010 NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints, Favre had a chance to scramble for a couple yards and set up a game-tying field goal attempt.
But Favre attempted to force a big play and ended up throwing an interception to Tracy Porter, costing the Vikings a chance to send the game into overtime.
We all know how that story ended. Favre and the Vikings went home, while the Saints went to the Super Bowl and won it for the first time in franchise history.
1. October 7: Inappropriate Text-Message Scandal Surfaces
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The worst moment of Favre's year occurred on October 7, when deadspin.com posted a story on alleged lewd voice mails and text messages sent from Favre to Jenn Sterger when both were employed by the New York Jets.
Not only is the NFL looking into this matter to see if Favre violated the league's personal conduct policy, commissioner Roger Goodell could suspend Favre, thereby ending his consecutive starts streak.
More importantly, it damages Favre's family. One can only imagine what his wife Deanna thinks about this situation.
With as rough a year as No. 4 has had in 2010, I think it's finally safe to say this will be his last season in the NFL.
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October 14: Favre gets hit in groin by football.
September 19: no touchdowns, three interceptions in 14-10 loss to Dolphins.
August 18: Favre arrives at Minnesota Vikings' training camp.