NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says a league official will meet with Brett Favre next week as part of an investigation into allegations the quarterback sent racy text messages and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008 when he played for New York.
Goodell made his comments Saturday during a sideline interview with NBC as he attended the Western Michigan-Notre Dame game. The commissioner said someone “from our staff ” would meet with the Vikings quarterback and three-time league MVP.
The NFL Network later said the meeting would be Tuesday in Minnesota with a member of the league’s security team. An NFL spokesman declined further comment.
Favre has been listed as questionable by Minnesota for today’s game against Dallas with tendinitis in his right elbow. He has started a record 289 straight games.
The NFL Network also said the league had not met with Jenn Sterger, the woman who allegedly received the messages and photos from Favre.
Her manager declined comment.
Last week, Deadspin posted a video that contained the messages and voicemails, along with several below-the-waist photos – said to be of Favre – that were allegedly sent to Sterger’s cell phone. Sterger, now a TV personality for the Versus network, did not grant an interview to Deadspin for the report.
The New York Giants signed kicker Shayne Graham because of Lawrence Tynes’ ankle injury.
Tynes sprained his left ankle practicing kickoffs Friday. His status is uncertain, prompting the signing of Graham.
Graham was Baltimore’s final cut this season. The former Cincinnati Bengal has made 85 percent of his field-goal attempts during his career.