Pack prez Murphy backs GM, coach in Favre standoff

MILWAUKEE (AP) -Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy has restated his support for general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy in their dealings with Brett Favre.

Murphy spoke Friday after a meeting of the team's executive committee. He not available for comment, but a team spokesman said the club president has "full confidence" in how Thompson and McCarthy are handling this matter.

The Packers have refused to release Favre. The three-time MVP said in April he was retiring but has since changed his mind.

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