Read below from Peter King at sportsillustrated.com (taken from here) – Favre denying rumors.
3. I think if the Fox report on Brett Favre is correct about him advising the Detroit Lions with tips on how to beat the Green Bay Packers, his reputation will be irrevocably tarnished in Wisconsin. Favre “gave the [Lions’] coaching staff like an hour or a 90-minute dissertation, every single thing that the Green Bay Packers do on offense.” I know Favre and former Lions GM Matt Millen are close, and Millen is a great admirer of Favre’s. There’s nothing illegal about this, if it did happen. But it would be seen as an act of betrayal by the Packers and their fans, obviously. Favre texted me before the Jets-Raiders Sunday to call the story “total bs … not true and pretty ridiculous. I’m telling you it’s not true. What the hell is their [Fox’s] problem?” Lions Chief Operating Officer Tom Lewand told me, “Our coaches are perplexed. There was no coaching of our coaching staff [by Favre].” But there was one semi-damning quote out of the Lions’ locker room Sunday. “No comment,” said head coach Rod Marinelli, when asked about the report.
Also read here from profootballtalk.com for more from Jay Glazer.
I don’t believe Favre’s denial. While my tendency is to wait for more info before rushing to judgment on most matters – I’m not sure I want to wait now. Even if it’s partially true – it just sucks. Who does that? While it’s not illegal as everyone points out, it is bad form and tremendously inconsiderate of former teammates and his many fans, a good # of whom still love the guy. I keep asking myself what could have possibly happened in Favre’s relationship with TT and/or the team that would make him this angry. At this point, absent other info, Favre is just being a jackass.