Monday, October 20, 2008

What the players have to say about Brett's antics

As noted here and elsewhere yesterday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that former Packers QB Brett Favre might have been doing his best Benedict Arnold imitation by way of contacting the Lions and giving them the low down on the Packers offense before the Week 2 game. And low down would indeed be the description if all this is true.

Even his former Packers teammates were taken aback at this story. See for yourself here.

As you can well imagine, this story has had fans lighting up the phone lines at radio call-in shows throughout Wisconsin.

Favre did nothing in violation of any league rules if in fact he did this. But he sure violated the standards of good sportsmanship and class. We all know Brett had his ego bruised in the way the split and trade went down. But to go out of your way and do something like this against your old Low. Very low.

Still, we haven't heard Brett's side, other than that Peter King of Sports Illustrated, with whom Brett seems to be quite tight, said on NBC's pregame show yesterday that Favre sent him a text message once word of this report broke, and said the report was "total B.S."

Maybe we'll be hearing more about this as time goes on. On the other hand, maybe it's just time to let it all go.