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NFL: Sterger’s manager says no settlement with Favre

AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The manager for the woman at the center of the NFL’s investigation of Brett Favre said Tuesday that the quarterback’s agent asked about paying her to keep quiet.

But that’s not how Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, sees it.

Cook said in a statement that Jenn Sterger’s camp made “numerous overtures” to him. He believes money has been the motivation for the former New York Jets game emcee.

Sterger’s manager, Phil Reese, told The Associated Press he called Cook in October to alert him about a report alleging Favre sent inappropriate messages and lewd photos to Sterger when they were both with the Jets two years ago.

Reese said Cook asked him if there were an amount of money “that could make this go away.”

Cook replied in a statement Tuesday that “we were never going to pay them” because “there is no reason to pay them.”

The report on the website Deadspin about the alleged texts and photos prompted a league investigation that has gone on for well over a month.