Very interesting post by Andy below. I’ll have more to say about this, but Favre will face some challenges in convincing people that his side of the story is true. Two reasons: 1) So much of what Favre has said throughout this process simply hasn’t checked out. And, 2) He hasn’t shown any restraint in saying what’s on his mind — or having his family leak it — over the past month. If the Packers have been as dishonest as Favre implied yesterday, why would anyone believe that he simply sat idle and let them get away with it. Doesn’t pass the smell test.
All that said, Thompson has handled this very poorly, as we’ve written on numerous occasions. And despite his own credibility issues, Favre’s claims might seem more believable because of what we know about Thompson’s behavior — sending Favre the “I’m on vacation” text being the most egregious example. (Of course, that report was almost certainly leaked by Favre’s camp…)
UPDATE: Actually, the “I’m on vacation” text is something the team verified in their own chronology of events here.