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Saturday 18 November 2017

Favre 'sorry' for sex text scandal

LEGENDARY American football quarter-back Brett Favre, who has played 289 games in a row without injury over nearly two decades, apologised to his Minnesota Vikings team-mates this week for being a distraction after allegations of him sexting and leaving lewd messages on a woman's phone were alleged on a website.

Favre is being investigated by the NFL for reportedly sending inappropriate text messages and voicemails to former New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. X-rated photos allegedly sent to Sterger from Favre's phone were published online last week.

Brett is reported to have began crying and was "very emotional" during his apology to the players and coaches during the team meeting. Vikings place-kicker Ryan Longwell said that an obviously emotional Favre told the team: "I need you guys to carry me tonight. I'm going to give it my all, but I'm just not sure what's going to happen."

On Favre's return to the Meadowlands, where he played for a season with the NY Jets, he threw three touchdowns in the final 17 minutes, but it wasn't enough as the Vikings lost 29-20. However, Favre reached some personal milestones -- throwing his 500th touchdown pass and exceeding 70,000 career yards, stats that no other player in the game has come close to matching.

Favre has been married to wife Deanna Tynes for 14 years and they have two daughters together, Brittany, 21 and Breleigh, 11. He became a grandfather earlier this year when Brittany gave birth to son Parker Brett in April.

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