BY BOB HOLT
Brett Favre stepped up to the podium after his Minnesota Vikings lost to the New York Jets and spent about 20 minutes evading questions the same way he tried to avoid tacklers.
He was asked several times to discuss the NFL's investigation into allegations that he sent racy messages and lewd photos to Jets game hostess Jenn Sterger in 2008.
Foxnews.com reports that each time, Favre said he was disappointed his team lost the game and his only focus had been on trying to beat the Jets.So who exactly is Jenn Sterger, you might ask? According to who2.com, back in 2005, then Florida State University student Sterger turned two seconds of national TV time into years of Internet fame and an on-camera job with the New York Jets. After Sterger and two friends were featured in a bleacher shot at a FSU-Miami football game, announcer Brent Musberger commented that "15,000 young red-blooded American men just signed up to go to Florida State next semester."
She also is from New Jersey. According to NJ.com, her publicist confirmed that Sterger is still living in Hoboken, where she has been a resident since 2007.
Sterger next posed for Maxim and Playboy magazines in 2006. That year she began writing a regular column for the website Sports Illustrated on Campus. She joined the NFL's New York Jets in 2008 as a host for the team's local game broadcasts. She left the Jets in 2009 and in 2010 began co-hosting a sports program, The Daily Line, on cable channel Versus.
Myfoxboston.com reports Sterger also has minor roles in two films scheduled to be released in 2010... "The Tenant" and "Don't Fade Away."
Earlier, the New York Post reports that Favre apologized to teammates for being a distraction after the NFL said it will investigate the allegations that the 11-time Pro Bowler sent lewd photos and messages to Sterger.
Favre spoke to the team and began crying, according to another ESPN report, during a morning meeting in preparation for the Vikings' Monday Night Football game against the Jets.
Asked if the allegations against him are true or false, a tight-lipped Favre said: "If you want to talk about what happened in the football game tonight, I'd love to."
Sterger's manager, Phil Reese, has declined to say if his client is cooperating with the NFL or has retained a lawyer, but issued a statement Monday saying that "we're looking at all our options right now and our only concern is what's in Jenn's best interest."
Back in 2008, Sterger told Hoboken411, "I'm trying to become a little less southern, a little less gentle and a little more Jersey," she said. "People up here always tell me I'm too nice, so hopefully Jets fans can make me a little stronger."
"Plus I look great in the green."