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Jenn Sterger Pressing NFL Hard to Rule on Favre

Former New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger is telling the National Football League to decide Brett Favre's fate soon, reports CBS News Correspondent Betty Nguyen.

She met with league investigators a month ago about voicemails and lewd text messages the legendary quarterback allegedly sent her in 2008.

In one voicemail, Favre says, "I'm going back to hotel and just, just chill … (Would) love to have you come over tonight."

This week, Sterger's manager, Phil Reese, said he feared the league was dragging its feet, and said in a radio interview Thursday, "If the (NFL) commissioner (Roger Goodell) suspends Favre and puts a program in place to prevent it from happening again, one hundred percent, Jenn would not pursue any litigation against Favre."

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But, says Nguyen, it's unclear if or when the Vikings quarterback may be disciplined, with only four games left in what Favre says is his last season.

The married father of two acknowledges leaving the voicemails, first published by, but adamantly denies sending any inappropriate photos -- even though Deadspin reported all the messages came from the same phone.

"I think it's safe to say that the league cares a lot," says Pablo Torre of Sports Illustrated., "I mean, Brett Favre is their marquee guy in many ways a cash cow for the NFL."

Favre's 20th season has no doubt been the toughest of his career. The Vikings have five wins and seven losses and have little hope of making the playoffs and, after a crushing hit during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, the 41-year-old's streak of 298 consecutive NFL starts is also in jeopardy.

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