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Favre Meets With NFL Security On Tuesday

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NFL Vice President of Security Milt Ahlerich will be in the Twin Cities area on Tuesday to meet with Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, regarding the allegations that Favre sent inappropriate and harassing voicemails and photos to former Jets "gameday hostess" and sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. Both Favre and Sterger have refused comment on the matter. Allegations have also surfaced that Favre sent inappropriate messages to two massage therapists that worked with the Jets, and while the team has turned over contact information for the two to the league, neither has come forward or been identified further.

According to ESPN (via StarTribune.com), the meeting could have come last week, but the quarterback chose to put the meeting off until this week. The Vikings are not involved in the discussions.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune says that, whatever happens, Favre still has the support of his teammates:

Favre's teammates made it clear they have his back. "For me personally, that's something I'm not worrying about too much, something I can't control," tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said. "All I can do is show him my support and be there for him just like a true teammate, a true friend should be."

While it's very unlikely Favre will be charged with any crime, the league could still suspend him under its personal conduct policy. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger served a six-game suspension to begin the year after being accused of sexual assault for a second time, even though he was not charged with a crime in either case.

However, Sterger and the two rumored other women are so far refusing to come forward or meet with NFL Security. Without their stories, it's unlikely the league will have any evidence with which to suspend Favre.

Given the tawdry nature of the story, it's unlikely to go away completely, but unless one of the alleged recipients meets with the NFL or reveals further details - or unless the NFL decides to act without those details, for some reason - Tuesday may be the last official news we hear of this story.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.