Brett Favre to meet with NFL official

Updated: October 17, 2010, 1:44 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says a league official will meet with Brett Favre Tuesday in Minnesota as part of an investigation into allegations the quarterback sent racy e-mails and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008 when he played for New York.

Goodell made his comments Saturday during a sideline interview with NBC at the Western Michigan-Notre Dame game, which he was attending.

The commissioner said someone "from our staff" would meet with the Vikings quarterback and three-time league MVP.

That staff member will be NFL security chief Milt Ahlerich, ESPN's Ed Werder reported.

An NFL source told Werder Saturday that Favre will be interviewed regardless of whether the game hostess, Jenn Sterger, cooperates in the investigation.

Earlier this week, Goodell said he had no plans to meet with Favre himself, but added that it's something that he would do if it were warranted.

Favre has been listed as questionable by Minnesota for Sunday's game against Dallas with tendinitis in his right elbow. He has started a record 289 straight games.

The NFL Network said the league had not yet met with Sterger, the woman who allegedly received the messages and photos from Favre. Her manager declined comment.

Last week, Deadspin posted a video that contained the messages and voicemails, along with several below-the-waist photos -- said to be of Favre -- that were allegedly sent to Sterger's cell phone. Sterger, now a TV personality for the Versus network, did not grant an interview to Deadspin for the report. The website said it bought the material from a third party it did not identify.

Deadspin also reported that Favre pursued two female massage therapists who worked part time for the Jets. The website didn't identify the women, but the Jets have said they gave contact information about them to the league.

Depending on what the league's investigation finds, Favre could be fined or suspended under the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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