Jenn Sterger hires lawyer

Updated: October 20, 2010, 11:15 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The ex-New York Jets sideline host involved in the allegation against Brett Favre has hired a lawyer.

Former Jets game emcee Jenn Sterger has hired the Long Island-based law firm of LaRusso and Conway to advise her throughout the process. Sterger's manager Phil Reese says Wednesday the decision was made "after much deliberation."

Lawyer Joseph Conway said Wednesday his firm will advise Sterger "and pursue any potential remedies that may exist." Conway declined to comment further.

Favre spoke with an NFL security official Tuesday about graphic photos and inviting messages he allegedly sent to Sterger two years ago when they were both with the Jets.

Sterger has not commented on the website Deadspin's report.

NFL vice president for security Milt Ahlerich will create a report from the interview with Favre, and that material will be reviewed by other league officials involved in this investigation, league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder. Based on that review, they will determine whether others should be interviewed and renew efforts to convince Sterger and two Jets team massage therapists to speak.

To date, Ahlerich and his security department have had no success in attempts to interview Sterger. Without Sterger's cooperation the investigation could hit a dead end as early as this week, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen on Sunday.

Information from The Associated Press, ESPN's Ed Werder and ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Chris Mortensen was used in this report.

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