Former Jets anchor Jennifer Sterger claimed former NFL QB Brett Favre “cost her her job because she wouldn’t sleep with him” more than 10 years ago, amid a social media scandal involving the Hall of Famer.
Favre is accused of trying to invest $5 million in a new complex built at his alma mater, Southern Miss, where his daughter played volleyball in 2018, in collaboration with former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Nancy New.
Mississippi Today’s Anna Wolfe revealed alleged text messages from an attorney for New, the nonprofit founder who pleaded guilty to federal fraud related to the widespread misuse of $77 million in federal Temporary Assistance for Low-income Families.
The texts reportedly show Bryant instructing Favre on how to write a funding proposal that will be accepted by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
In one text message, former Mississippi Gov. Bryant asks New, who has since pleaded guilty to a number of state and federal charges in the scheme, for help with Favre and his “project.”
Comedian Jennifer Sterger was a Jets game day host in 2008 when she said former quarterback Favre left her several inappropriate text messages
Favre was accused of taking welfare money to build a college volleyball facility
And now Sterger has added fuel to the fire by revealing more details about her previous relationship with Favre, including how she lost her job because she didn’t want to sleep with him.
Quote the comedian tweeted the report, replying: “OH.. NOW he’s in trouble for the inappropriate lyrics.”
Back in 2008, Sterger was a game day host for the New York Jets, where Favre was the quarterback. Sterger reportedly received inappropriate messages and images from Favre during the season.
The NFL launched an investigation into the incident in 2010. While they never found Favre guilty of violating the league’s personal conduct policy, they fined him $50,000 for refusing to cooperate with the investigation.
Sterger added fuel to the fire by revealing more details about her previous relationship with Favre
Reflecting on her tweet, Sterger revealed another message posted on Twitter.
“To think that my legacy and everything anyone knows about me … can be reduced to being called ‘Brett Favre Girl’ is beyond disgusting. But disappointing, Sterger wrote.
“When you think of all the jobs that people kept from me, that I was willing to do, simply because having access to HIM, his interviews, his ‘legacy’ and fame was more important than any compensation. was conditioned.
“The media played a stupid role in painting me as the bad guy simply because I ‘looked a certain way.’ And none of them have printed a retraction, although some, like NFL.com, have removed the articles, but not the search engine letters, indicating they’re still in the system somewhere.
Sterger says she lost her job after refusing to sleep with Farv while he was with the Jets
“Or the big conglomerate PR companies like Sunshine Sachs who launched a vicious attack on me and my character on behalf of the Jets… Twenty-eight-year-old me didn’t stand a chance.
“People are complex creatures with flaws. And bad people do bad things. But the truth is, I forgave Brett Favre a long time ago for what he did to me: fired me just because I didn’t want to sleep with him. I forgave the NFL. I forgave the media. But it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.. forgiving people who never deserved it, let alone asked.”
In the latest scandal, Bryant reportedly wrote to New in July 2019: “Just left Brett Favre. Can we help him with his project. We should meet soon to see how I can make sure we keep your projects on track.’
When Favre asked Bryant how the agency’s new director might affect their plans to finance the volleyball stadium, Bryant assured him, “I’ll deal with this … long story, but I had to make a change. But I’ll call Nancy and see what it takes.’
According to the report, the parties involved managed to find a loophole in the spending of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds, which saw the Mississippi Department of Human Services allocate $4 million to upgrade the facility.
Sterger, now a comedian, worked with All Elite Wrestling as an on-air personality
The FBI reportedly questioned Favre about the $1.1 million payment to him.
The text messages also show Favre asking the New Yorker in August 2017, “Can the media find out where and how much?”
New rejected these claims in the following text. She is said to be assisting prosecutors in the civil case as part of a plea deal, Mississippi Today reported.
Favre has reportedly been questioned by the FBI about his alleged involvement in welfare fraud.
He was paid $1.1 million to promote the volleyball initiative, and said in a text to the New — according to Wolfe — that he “might do some radio spots” and “any compensation could go to USM.”
The 52-year-old Green Bay Packers legend, who has not been charged with a crime, allegedly received money in 2017 and 2018 as part of a larger $70 million scandal — along with a professional wrestler, a horse farm and the aforementioned volleyball complex.
Favre is an NFL Hall of Famer and 1998 Super Bowl winner (pictured) with the Packers
NBC News reported that Favre, who has since repaid $1.1 million but failed to pay back $228,000 in interest demanded by the Mississippi state auditor, did speak to the FBI about the case.
Favre previously defended himself on social media, writing in October 2021 that he did not know where the money came from and that he believed he was being paid to appear in three years of commercials.
The money paid to Favre is alleged to have come from TANF and was directed by former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. Bryant also denies knowing the money came from welfare funds.
Speaking on Twitter last year, Favre said: “I’m doing everything I can to support this investigation to make things right for the people of Mississippi, and I’ve shared everything I know, which is what I was paid for three years of commercials. which i did and i paid taxes on the money as i was supposed to.
“Of course the money was returned, because I would never knowingly take funds meant to help our neighbors in need, but for Shad White to continue to push this lie that the money went to a no-show, I cannot remain silent. ‘