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Reports: Brett Favre offers tearful apology to teammates

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Beloved gunslinger Brett Favre(notes) stood in front of his teammates and apologized Monday for being a distraction, according to an AP report.

The distraction, if one does indeed exist, stems from a story on Deadspin.com in which Favre, during his brief tenure with the Jets, is alleged to have sent unwanted lewd pictures of himself to a female Jets employee.

Teammate Ryan Longwell(notes) told ESPN's Michelle Tafoya that Favre even broke down in tears during the meeting. Via PFT:

"Brett Favre actually broke down in tears and was very emotional, saying, 'I'm sorry to have been a distraction,'" Tafoya said she was told by Longwell.

Although Tafoya said that Longwell wouldn't give her all the details of the meeting, Longwell said that Favre appealed to his teammates to stick with him.

"I need you guys to carry me tonight," Favre told the Vikings, as related by Longwell to Tafoya. "I'm ready to go out there and give it my best, but I don't know what's going to happen."

What to make of this? I have no clue. I don't know if his teammates feel distracted to begin with, I don't know why Favre is emotional to the point of tears, and I don't know how it affects anything related to Monday night's game. Any comment from me on any of those things would be a total guess.

What does come to mind, though, is what Tarvaris Jackson(notes) must have been thinking while watching Brett Favre offer up an apology. If I were in his shoes, I'd be thinking something like "You know, I'm pretty sure I could've gotten us to 1-2, for way less than $16 million, and without the need for a wet-cheeked apology."

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