While Brett Favre played what was probably his last game against the Green Bay Packers, his world continued to swirl uncontrollably. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday that the NFL is using high-tech forensics to learn more about the electronic transmissions the Minnesota Vikings quarterback may or may not have exchanged with Jenn Sterger.
Favre has admitted sending text messages to Sterger, a former sideline hostess for the New York Jets when he played for the team in 2008, but he denies sending any lewd photos of himself.
In a three-hour meeting with league officials earlier this month, Sterger turned over "substantial materials," according to her agent, including cell phone records, one cell phone and a SIM card.
With the 3-6 Vikings struggling to stay in the playoff race, Favre has said his focus is on football. But he was clearly perturbed by criticism he received from coach Brad Childress after his performance the last time they played the Packers, with whom Favre spent 16 seasons. Favre threw three interceptions and one touchdown pass in a 28-24 loss.
"It's a damn shame," Favre told Werder. "What I think about is going to my press conference knowing he had taken some shots at me."
In the end, Childress' criticism of Favre may turned out to be the least of the beleaguered QB's problems.