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Sterger speaks about Favre scandal

At left, in a Sept. 2, 2010, file

At left, in a Sept. 2, 2010, file photo, is Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, in Minneapolis. At right, in a Sept. 14, 2008, file photo, is Jenn Sterger on the sideline before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots, in East Rutherford, N.J. The ex-New York Jets employee involved in the allegation against Favre has hired a lawyer. Sterger's manager Phil Reese says Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, the decision was made "after much deliberation." Photo Credit: AP

Jenn Sterger broke her silence, speaking publicly for the first time about the Brett Favre sexting scandal.

In an interview that aired today on ABC's "Good Morning America," the former Jets gameday hostess, said she never met the one-time Jets quarterback and she's not a gold digger out looking for money and fame.

"I just want my life back," Sterger told George Stephanopolous. "That's all I'm asking for, is to be able to go back to work. To be able to go back to enjoy doing what I do -- entertaining people, making people laugh. The hardest part about this whole thing is that I am a ridiculous person. I love to entertain people and to say crazy things.

"[Now] I can't be that person . . . I'm still the joke."

Deadspin.com reported in August that Favre had sent explicit texts and lewd photos to Sterger during 2008, his one season with the Jets. The NFL investigated the allegations and ruled in December that Favre didn't violate the league's personal conduct policy, though he was fined $50,000 for failing to cooperate with the investigation.

The Jets were not fined because Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't find the Jets violated the league's conduct policy.

Sterger said someone wearing a "Jets badge, an employee badge" tried to approached her in the 2008 preseason.

"He asked, 'How would you feel if Brett Favre asked for your phone number? What would you say?' " Sterger said. 

Sterger said she made a smart comment and walked away, never giving up her phone number. But she said Favre still got hold of it somehow.

She said she doesn't know Favre and "never met him."  

"There's never been an introduction. We've never even been any closer than this," Sterger said motioning at the amount of space between Stephanopolous and herself. "And that was in passing in the tunnel and stuff before and after games. That's it. I've never met the man."

But she decided to finally speak up "for me, for my 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.” 

 

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