NEW YORK (CBS) Jenn Sterger, the sports reporter who allegedly received racy messages and x-rated photos from star NFL quarterback Brett Favre, has hired a lawyer as she gets set to talk to the league, according to reports.
The former Jets game emcee has hired the Long Island-based law firm of LaRusso and Conway to advise her throughout the process. Sterger's manager Phil Reese said Wednesday that the decision was made "after much deliberation."
According to CBS News' "The Early Show," Lawyer Joseph Conway said Wednesday his firm will advise Sterger "and pursue any potential remedies that may exist." Conway declined to comment further.
Favre met with an NFL security official Tuesday about the graphic photos and lewd messages he allegedly sent to Sterger two years ago when they were both with the Jets.
Speaking on a conference call with reporters in Green Bay ahead of Sunday night's Vikings-Packers game, Favre called the NFL's investigation into his alleged behavior a "league matter." He also declined to answer questions about the situation in his weekly news conference Wednesday with Minnesota media.
He could face a league suspension if the NFL finds he acted improperly, and that would end his league record for consecutive games played - 290 - spanning 19 years.