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Was Favre Lied To By The Packers?

To hear Brett Favre talk about it in an upcoming interview with Men’s Journal magazine, he expected to get off a plane in Mississippi to pack his bags for central Florida. However, as we all know, that’s not what transpired.

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“There was just silence. I said, ‘Well, what are we gonna do?’ They made it pretty clear I wasn’t going to play there, and I said, ‘How about the Vikings or even the Lions?’ I wanted to stay in the same division. They said that wasn’t going to happen, but maybe Tampa. I said, ‘Fine, trade me to Tampa. I’ll whip your asses in week four.’ Maybe that was a mistake. I’m flying back to Hattiesburg thinking I’m going to the Bucs, and I get off the plane and Bus tell me I’ve been traded to the Jets. I said, ‘Bull,’ but they were smart; they released the news so I’d look like an ass if I backed out.”

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There will be more on this story at SBNation.com’s Vikings site, The Daily Norseman. Sufficient to say, this appears to be par for the course for the current Green Bay regime.

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