Ahead of his game Monday night against the Jets, Brett Favre tearfully apologized to his teammates for his “distracting” sex scandal, ESPN reported.
“I need you guys to carry me tonight. I’m going to give it my all, but I’m just not sure what’s going to happen,” he said, kicker Ryan Longwell told ESPN.
The NFL is investigating the 41-year-old Vikings quarterback for allegedly sending dirty texts and photos to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger, 26, while he played for Gang Green in 2008.
Sterger’s agent told amNewYork Monday that the ordeal has been “extremely traumatic” for her.
Favre briefly addressed the scandal to ESPN Monday.
“I hate in any way if this has been a distraction,” he said.
He said the league hadn’t contacted him, but he’d have “no problem” talking with them.
When asked about the allegations, he answered, "That will take its course."
Two Jets masseuses also alleged Favre sent them “sext” messages in 2008. The league wants to speak with at least one of them, reports said.
The probe launched Thursday, the same day Deadspin.com posted a video of the alleged voice mails and photos — some of which are nude — the 11-time Pro Bowler sent to Sterger.
He could be fined or suspended if the league finds he violated personal conduct policy.
A rep for Favre didn’t respond to requests for comment.