(CBS) - Jenn Sterger, the former New York Jets employee who says she received explicit texts and photos from the now-retired quarterback Brett Favre, talked to George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired today on "Good Morning America," and called the attention she's received "humiliating."
Favre, a married father of two, allegedly sent Sterger nude photos and left her voicemails begging her to get together with him when he played for the Jets in 2008 and she was employed by the team as a sideline reporter.
Sterger said the attention she received after Gawker sports blog Deadspin broke the story turned her life "upside down."
"You know, I was trying to go to work. Do my job," Sterger told ABC. "But how are you supposed to report on the news when you are the news?" she said. "It was embarrassing. It was humiliating."
Sterger said she had ignored Favre's advances. "He was like that guy at the bar that just could not get the hint," she said in the interview. Sterger said in the interview that she was too scared to say anything at the time. Once she received the nude photos she says she realized "just how serious it is and that this isn't going away."
The NFL fined the three-time MVP $50,000 after finishing their investigation, but they could not conclude Favre violated the league's personal conduct policy based on the evidence available.
Since then, Sterger has been trying to rebuild her career and says she just wants her life back.
"I haven't made a dime off anything in this whole situation. Not from the pictures. Not from Favre. That was never an intention of mine," she said.
She explained her reasoning for giving the interview was for herself and her family.
"This has nothing to do with Brett Favre. It doesn't. I just want people to know me. And to know that I'm not a gold digger. And I'm not a home-wrecker," she said.