Just before losing a game to the New York Jets, Brett Favre apologized to his teammates for the distraction caused by a recent scandal surrounding the lewd text messages he allegedly sent to a woman in 2008.

That woman, Jenn Sterger, was employed as a hostess by the Jets at the same time that Favre played for the team. Last week, the Web site Deadspin published a series of voice mails and graphic pictures, supposedly of Favre's genitals, that had been sent to Sterger. They further reported that the quarterback attempted to pursue two female massage therapists who were employed by the team at the time.

The NFL has been compelled to react to the story and is investigating the claims as potential sexual harassment. Favre, 41, has broken numerous records in his long NFL career and has been poised to enter the Hall of Fame upon retirement. He was reticent when asked to comment at a press conference recently. "I'm not getting into that. I've got my hands full with the Jets and am trying to get some timing down with our guys, so that's all I'm going to discuss," he said. –AMY LEE

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