NEW YORK – Brett Favre has apologized to the Minnesota Vikings for the distraction caused by an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent racy messages and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008.
A person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that Favre spoke to his teammates Monday while they were preparing to play the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly about the conversation.
ESPN first reported on Favre’s apology.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that the league is looking to “find out all the facts” regarding the Favre allegations and that once the investigation is finished “then we’ll determine what the next step is from there, if any.”
Goodell spoke in Chicago, where he is attending league meetings. There was no indication when the investigation would be complete or when the league would talk to Favre.
The NFL is trying to determine if Favre, a three-time MVP, violated its personal conduct policy. Should the league find he did, Favre could be fined or suspended.
“The first thing you want to do is find out the facts, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” Goodell said.