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Brett Favre Scandal: Jenn Sterger Wasn't Only Recipient of "Nasty" Texts, Reports Deadspin

Gawker sports blog Deadspin is reporting that they have received what they consider to be audio and photographic proof that Vikings Quarterback Brett Favre sent naked pictures to Jenn Sterger, a sports reporter who was employed by the New York Jets when Favre played there. The allegations first surfaced in a Deadspin post in August.
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Brett Favre Scandal: Jenn Sterger Wasn't Only Recipient of "Nasty" Texts, Reports Deadspin
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) According to the website Deadspin, Jenn Sterger wasn't the only woman who received inappropriate and unsolicited text messages from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.

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The sports blog reports that Favre also pursued two team massage therapists while he was playing for the New York Jets.

According to one of the masseuses, the incident happened in 2008 during training camp at Hofstra University, says the site.

The two therapists, both of whom are anonymous in the report, say that Favre pursued them via text messages - one of the women describes the texts as "just nasty stuff." One of the massage therapists claims she and her husband contacted an attorney, but was told they had no grounds for a harassment case, according to the site, because she was a private contractor.

The NFL said it was looking into the Deadspin allegations about Jenn Sterger under its personal conduct policy.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will "make a determination" if Favre should be punished once the NFL completes its investigation.

Crimesider spoke to CBS News legal analyst Trent Copeland, who said that even though "Favre is a hall of fame-caliber quarterback, at the end of the day, he's an employee." And just like any other employee, he's supposed to follow the rules and regulations of his employer, especially regarding the treatment of other employees.

The texts were allegedly sent while Sterger was a sideline reporter employed by the Jets - while Favre played for the team. The Vikings, Favre's current team, play the Jets Monday night in New York.

Goodell said that the NFL is "making sure we understand all the facts," speaking at halftime of the Chargers-Raiders game Sunday.

If Favre is found to have violated the NFL's conduct policy, he could be fined or suspended.

While Deadspin initially reported that Sterger herself told them about the photos last February, the website said that the new evidence was "acquired from a third party."

Favre has been married to his wife, Deanna, for 14 years.

Sterger's website describes her as an actress, model, writer and television host. The 26-year-old is now a personality for Versus, a sports-oriented cable channel.

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