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Favre must testify in sexual harassment case

Madden 09: Brett Favre Madden 2009 featured a

Madden 09: Brett Favre
Madden 2009 featured a retired Brett Favre in a Green Bay Packers jersey. The only problem: Favre unretired to don a Jets jersey. In 2008, Favre led the league in interceptions (22) and was in the forefront of the Jets’ late-season collapse, losing four out of five games to end the season one win shy of the playoffs. Favre later revealed that he tore his biceps in his throwing arm. (Credit: Getty Images)

Brett Favre hasn't thrown a pass for the Jets in more than three years, but the aftermath of the Favre Era continues in Florham Park.

The former Jets quarterback will have to testify about sexually suggestive text messages, according to the Associated Press, after a Manhattan Supreme Court judge in early April refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the New York Jets and Favre by two massage therapists.

Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole say they lost their part-time jobs with the Jets after complaining about sexually suggestive text messages from Favre while he was with the team in 2008. Both women contend they were subjected to sexual harassment and job discrimination, and are seeking unspecified damages from Favre, the Jets and a team massage coordinator.

The Jets say the lawsuit is "completely without merit," according to the AP. Favre's lawyer did not immediately return a message for comment.

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