Brett Favre will be interviewed by a member of the NFL's security team on Tuesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell told NBC's Alex Flanagan on Saturday during the network's coverage of the Notre Dame-Western Michigan game.
NFL officials want to discuss the allegations that the Vikings quarterback sent inappropriate pictures and messages to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger when he played for the team in 2008. Flanagan reported that at this point Goodell is not planning to attend the meeting. (Goodell is in attendance in South Bend, Ind.)
Peter King of NBC and Sports Illustrated reported that NFL vice president of security Milt Ahlerich will meet with Favre in the Twin Cities. NFL spokesman said in an e-mail earlier Saturday that Favre "will be interviewed as part of the review process."
Goodell told NBC's "Today Show" on Friday that, "we're gathering all the facts," and that the league wanted, "to make sure that we understand exactly what happened."
Favre could be subject to either a fine or suspension under the league's Personal Conduct Policy. "We want to make sure that we understand exactly what happened," Goodell said on NBC. "We also want to make sure that everybody in the NFL, whether you're a player, coach, commissioner, recognize the responsibility that we all have to the public, to the people who follow our game."
NBC also reported that the NFL has been unable to talk yet with Sterger. If she doesn't cooperate that is going to make it difficult to suspend Favre. Sterger's manager, Phil Reese, issued a statement last week that read, "we're looking at all our options right now and our only concern is what's in Jen's best interest." Sterger has a regular role on the Versus Show "The Daily Line."
The website Deadspin broke the original story about Favre and Sterger and has since reported that Favre pursued two female massage therapists who worked part time for the franchise. A Jets spokesman reportedly said the team would give contact information for the two women to the NFL. Neither was identified by Deadspin.