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Brett Favre Scandal: Vikings Lose to Jets, Favre Won't Address NFL Investigation

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: Vikings Lose to Jets, Favre Won't Address NFL Investigation
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBS/AP) Following his team's defeat by the New York Jets, Brett Favre refused to answer questions about the scandal that erupted last week when the website Deadspin published lewd pictures and racy audio they contend were sent by Favre to sports reporter Jenn Sterger.

PICTURES: Jenn Sterger

During the post game press conference, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was asked several times after Monday night's 29-20 loss to the New York Jets to discuss the NFL's investigation into the allegations, the three-time MVP refused to address the topic.

He said he was disappointed his team lost the game and his only focus had been on trying to beat the Jets.

Asked if the allegations against him are true or false, a tight-lipped Favre said: "If you want to talk about what happened in the football game tonight, I'd love to."

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

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

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, according to Copeland, just like any other employee, Favre supposed to follow the rules and regulations of his employer, especially regarding the treatment of other employees.

Deadspin also reports that Favre also pursued two team massage therapists while he was playing for the 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.

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE BRETT FAVRE SCANDAL ON CRIMESIDER