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Jenn Sterger says Brett Favre "could not get the hint"

Jenn Sterger (Personal Photo)
Jenn Sterger
Personal Photo

(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 candidly to George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired today on "Good Morning America" about her take on the scandal.

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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.

"I've never met him. We've never met," she said on GMA, explaining the most interaction they had was in passing at the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey.

Sterger said she ignored his advances. "He was like that guy at the bar that just could not get the hint," she said in the interview.

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.

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."

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.

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