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Spokesman: Favre tried to contact Sterger in June 2009

NEW YORK -- A spokesman for the woman who allegedly received lewd photos and inappropriate text messages from Brett Favre two years ago said Saturday the quarterback tried to contact the former New York Jets game hostess in 2009.

Phil Reese, Jenn Sterger's manager, told The Associated Press that Favre called Sterger last June. Reese declined comment when asked if there were multiple calls, but he said Sterger didn't answer the phone.

The New York Post first reported the June 2009 call, citing an unidentified source.

The NFL is investigating the allegations against Favre and is attempting to speak with Sterger, who hasn't decided yet whether or not she will talk to the league.

"We have an ongoing dialogue with the NFL," Reese said. "What we've been talking about is having Jenn come in. Like I have said, she is strongly considering it. Ultimately this decision is hers and hers alone."

Reese also said Saturday there hasn't been discussion "of any kind" with Favre's camp.

Now the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback, Favre was interviewed by NFL vice president for security Milt Ahlerich on Tuesday about his alleged advances toward Sterger in 2008, when Favre played for the Jets. Neither he nor the NFL has provided details of that meeting.

"That's a league issue," Favre said this week as Minnesota prepared to play Green Bay, "that I just have to leave at that."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday the review is ongoing.

Sterger, now a TV personality for the Versus network, hasn't commented on the allegations, which were posted on the website, Deadspin. The site said Sterger wouldn't agree to an interview and it paid a third party for the texts, voicemails and graphic photos, said to be of Favre, that it posted in a video.

A message was left Saturday seeking comment from Bus Cook, Favre's agent.

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