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Favre opts to remain retired

Updated: July 29, 2009, 10:19 AM ET
By Ed Werder | ESPN.com

After nearly three months of what he described as intense and often emotional soul-searching, Brett Favre decided to remain retired from the NFL rather than become the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback.

Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder that the decision not to play for the Vikings was incredibly difficult, and in the process he indicated that he is unlikely to ever consider playing again in the NFL.

"It was the hardest decision I've ever made," Favre said. "I didn't feel like ...

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