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Deanna Favre on Brett Favre Scandal: Wife Says "Faith" Helping

Deanna Favre on Brett Favre Scandal: Wife Says "Faith" Helping
Jenn Sterger (Personal Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Deanna Favre, wife of star NFL quarterback Brett, says her faith in God is helping her deal with allegations that her husband sent racy messages and x-rated photos to sports reporter Jenn Sterger.

PICTURES: Jenn Sterger

"I'm a woman of faith," Deanna Favre told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday. "Faith has gotten me through many difficult struggles. It will get me through this one."

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback's wife was interviewed on the morning show about a book she co-authored called "The Cure for the Chronic Life," which is about getting through hard times and patterns of unhealthy behavior.

During the interview, Deanna was asked how she's handling the accusations against her husband, who is being investigated by the NFL for allegedly sending suggestive messages to a woman who worked for the New York Jets while he was on the team.

"I'm handling this through faith," Deanna Favre answered. "You have to not let this struggle define you. You have to define your struggle and use it in a good way."

During the interview, she did not address whether the allegations against her husband were true or false.

Brett Favre met with an NFL security official Tuesday regarding the allegations that he sent lewd pictures and racy messages to Sterger in 2008.

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.