OAKLAND, Calif. -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Sunday that the league is looking into allegations Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent racy messages and lewd photos to a game hostess when he played for the Jets in 2008.
Goodell added once the investigation is complete, "we'll make a determination from there."
Should Favre be found to have violated the NFL's personal conduct policy, he could be fined or suspended.
Deadspin posted a story Thursday which included several voicemails allegedly sent by Favre to Jenn Sterger, who worked for the Jets at the time. The voicemails include a man asking to meet with Sterger, who now is a TV personality for the Versus network. The website posted a video that contained the voicemails and several graphic pictures -- said to be Favre -- that were allegedly sent to Sterger's cell phone.
The website later reported that Favre also pursued two female massage therapists who worked part time for the team, according to one of the women. Deadspin did not identify the women, but a Jets spokesman said the team was giving contact information for the two women to the league.
Sterger's manager, Phil Reese, has said his client "did not provide Deadspin with any information." And a Deadspin editor said it paid a third party for the material and acknowledged it's possible the man who sent the voicemails and photos may not be Favre.
Favre refused to comment on the stories earlier in the week. Minnesota is at the Jets on Monday night.
"We just talk about what's out there and look it right in the eye and deal with it to the extent we can," Childress said on Saturday. "It doesn't affect anybody else in this locker room, except Brett Favre."
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