Jenn Sterger is a model and TV personality who rose to national prominence in 2010 over an unfortunate incident involving legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre.
That year, a detailed investigative article reported that Sterger received salacious text messages and voicemails from Favre when their paths intersected during his brief stint with the New York Jets.
Although the incident was a big deal at the time, it didn’t do much to tarnish Favre’s legacy.
This week, Sterger issued a brutally honest assessment on how the public reacted to her Favre situation.
So we’re just gonna pretend like 2008 didn’t happen? Got it.
My therapy bills say otherwise. https://t.co/WBIRgEDkDS
— Jennifer Sterger (@jennifersterger) April 4, 2022
With the internet being the internet, reactions poured in immediately. They were largely what you would expect given the circumstances involved.
Kinda standard that you don’t talk about the bad years when celebrating someone, discussing favorite memories, or having anything to do with the Jets.
— Bobby Jackson (@BobbyJaxon) April 5, 2022
It is interesting they “skipped” his year with the New York Jets. I appreciate that you point this out. The truth matters.
— RandomJoe (@RandomJoe0) April 5, 2022
Jenn Sterger does not hold back! That’s why I respect her!
— Don’t Worry (@DontWor2424) April 4, 2022
It’s the NFL you know they hate women. Drop kick your wife and lighting her on fire you get suspended for 2 quarters.
— Hustle Westbrick (@xxHeHasRisenxx) April 4, 2022
Sending it unsolicited is considered a form of sexual assault in many places. He’s also currently facing scrutiny and investigations for several potential crimes. But go on defending him.
— Eric Vieth ✭ (@viethe) April 5, 2022
Maybe look a little more into the story…
— pld (@Paul_DiNuzzo) April 5, 2022
Ever since his retirement, Favre has frequently found himself in the news for both positive and negative reasons.
Whether he is getting brutally honest about Tom Brady’s retirement brouhaha or Aaron Rodgers’ back-and-forth with the Green Bay Packers, his football-related takes tend to be frontpage news.
McKayla Maroney’s still got it.https://t.co/9SZ3MQm9Xu
— Game 7 (@game7__) April 5, 2022
For better or worse, Favre is a mainstay in the larger cultural zeitgeist – and clearly Sterger isn’t a huge fan of that.
Unfortunately, if recent history is any indication, Favre’s place as a big voice in the sports community is unlikely to change any time soon.