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Brett Favre Scandal: Move Over Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson


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Brett Favre might be kicking himself now for trying to milk another year out of his NFL career. The Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger Scandal has embroiled into a full-blown scandal. And, Favre's tarnished NFL legacy may be the least of his problems. He hasn't missed a game since took over for Don Majkowski 18 years ago. However, it may not be an injury which will end his streak, but a suspension.

Mel Gibson is probably writing a check to Brett Favre as we speak for getting his name bumped from the headlines. Mel Gibson set the bar for mistreatment of women, with his epic phone calls, which were released by Radar Online.com. First came a racially-charged rant and then the tapes kept on coming like #1 hits from Lady Gaga.

Tiger Woods, who saw his squeaky clean image go up in smoke within the span of five months following his cheating scandal is pretty much out of the public's mind. Now, it's Brett Favre's turn.

Favre is the latest high-profile athlete to be exposed for an extramarital affair, following Deadspin.com's exposure of illicit photos and voicemails he allegedly sent to Jenn Sterger's phone. While he hasn't been found to have cheated with Sterger, it's safe to say something might have went on. Someone doesn't just text a photo of their genitals to a female friend for the hell of it. As they say - where there's smoke, there's fire.

On a side note, it's quite interesting how Jenn Sterger has become a household name. The 9th most-ranked Google search as of 8:44 EST is "jenn sterger playboy pics" and it's been one of the hottest searches in recent days. Looks like everybody wants to see just who Brett Favre was captivated with -  to the point where he was willing to risk his marriage and NFL legacy.

Meanwhile, the NFL's investigation into Favre's improprieties continues. Roger Goodell stated that the NFL is in fact-finding mode in the Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger probe.

We have only skimmed the surface of Brett Favre's dirty laundry. All it takes is the first person to come forward and as we've seen time and time again - everybody else follows suit. Again, this is strictly conjecture on my part as Favre hasn't been found to have cheated with anybody. At the least, Favre is allegedly guilty of sexual harrassment, which is a serious offense for an athlete of his stature.

Don't expect the Brett Favre Scandal to end anytime soon. As Terrell Owens once eloquently stated, "Get your popcorn ready." The second and third acts of this story are going to be wild.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com