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Deanna Favre says faith 'will get me through this'

It fell to Deanna Favre to talk about the NFL investigation involving her husband, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.

Not that she said anything specific, but she did describe to Robin Roberts, in an interview on "Good Morning America," how she's dealing with the NFL investigation into allegations that her husband sent graphic texts and left inappropriate voice mails for a New York Jets employee when he played for the team in 2008.

"I can tell that you, um, faith -- you know, obviously I'm a woman of faith and faith has gotten me through many difficult struggles," Deanna Favre said, in a "GMA" appearance in which she was originally to promote her new book. "It will get me through this one. That's the reason Shane [Stanford] and I wrote the book 'The Cure for the Chronic Life.' "

Among the struggles Favre referred to: her 2004 battle with breast cancer, the death of her brother and her husband's battle with addiction. (In a clip from an earlier interview, she admits of her marriage to Brett, "For a long time I was like, 'Why did I stay with you?' ") Roberts asked Favre how she and her husband are dealing with the allegations concerning Jenn Sterger and two massage therapists for the Jets.

"I'm handling this through faith, Robin. We were talking earlier about a verse that I have on my fridge," Favre said. "Isaiah 41:9-13 actually is on my fridge right now: 'Don't be afraid. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.' And that's what I'm leaning on."

Brett Favre met with Milt Ahlerich, the NFL's director of security, on Tuesday to discuss reports that originally appeared on Deadspin. Favre has said he will have no comment on the matter. Ahlerich told A.J. Daulerio, editor of Deadspin, that the meeting with Favre was "even-handed" and that all parties were "well-represented."

By Cindy Boren  | October 21, 2010; 8:25 AM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre  
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so many things wrong here...really feel bad for the kids.

Posted by: mediajunky | October 21, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

I suppose his infractions could be excused since his wife was in remission!

Posted by: Hoss3 | October 21, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, faith...that and a multi-million dollar annual income...that don't hurt either, huh, Deanna?

Now try it on faith alone!

Posted by: sosueme1 | October 21, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be funny if Faith is the name of one of Bretts' bimbos?

Posted by: moogie1 | October 21, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Faith, and half of all that money Bret has made over the years.

Posted by: weaverf | October 21, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

The media does a non service constantly putting up photos of the two women and remarking how "they look exactly alike"',Bretts wife obviously is much older and resembles the others mom perhaps.

Posted by: gonville1 | October 21, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Faith and good lawyer. Those ballers really know how to pick the loyal ones.

Posted by: forgetthis | October 21, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Because of the photos the world knows what went inside of her all those years. Haw!

Posted by: Smarg | October 21, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

She not getting anything, so she might as well rely on faith. What Brett didn't hide in off-shore accts. he stuck up his nose!

Posted by: maxsgami | October 21, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Honey, please. Your husband's a horndog. Always been a horndog. Faith isn't going to do it alone. The best thing he can do, if indeed you want your marriage to last, is to retire. As long as he's (cue angel voices) BRETT FAVRE, women (and probably a few men as well) will throw themselves at him. Groupies want to sleep with players, not ex-players.

Posted by: bucinka8 | October 21, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I think Deanna has known Brett since they were in grade school, and knows exactly what kind of guy he is: namely, just like any other 39-year old adolescent who loves his 'package', which describes about 98% of all males.
Having said that, I doubt that Brett strays, because Deanna is an old-fashioned girl who knows which end of the shotgun the buckshot comes out of, and he KNOWS she knows it.
Talk about it, send pictures of it? Sure... Actually DO it? Not unless you want the next picture of it to be in a puddle of blood on a police blotter....

Posted by: WarriorGrrl | October 21, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Intelligence should trump faith here. Her man has problems, and no good little, faithful wife is going to resolve them. She's good-looking, still young and should let Elin (Tiger's savvy ex) be her role model.Get the $ and leave with head held high. Her man is NOT thinking about her.

Posted by: mirrorgazer | October 21, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Deanna is one smart cookie! She went on national TV(becasue of her husband's fame) to sell a book she "co-authored" ( call me when it's done dahling) and sets herself up as the "victim" for the (now we know) pending divorce - in which she is already set to get 50% - but now maybe more!!
Yawn - can't feel sorry!

Posted by: thornegp2626 | October 21, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Ugh! Brett Favre, Bret Favre, Brett Favre! I am so sick of hearing about that "old" so and so. Get over yourself and Deanna, you too! You've been and will be well paid for being married to him. Although I feel bad that she had breast cancer and her brother died.

Posted by: hebe1 | October 21, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

This is one example why Favre should have retired but noooo he wanted to keep playing because of the lifestyle it offers. The best joke I came up with the reason why Favre wanted to keep playing is that Deanna wanted him to do things around the house now that he's retired or got tired of her nagging him about it.

It's unfortunate that she has to deal with it while promoting her book.

Posted by: beeker25 | October 21, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I like what Tiger Woods soon to be ex-wife did about it a whole lot better. Throw something at him and then get a good lawyer. You deserve better.

Posted by: SarahBB | October 21, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Dump the dude.

Posted by: Lefty_ | October 21, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Favre is just a old randy goat who knows when it is time to go back to the barn to eat. This is not the first time he has been caught doing something like this.

There are 20 million little things that Mrs Favre has her greedy eyes on.

Posted by: skramsv | October 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Marriage is no easy thing - it is a full time faith based job. It is not perfect, but instead a series of successes and failures, and challenges and surprises. A couple can only do the best they can, and in the end, always try to put each other first. There seems to be a bond between a husbad and wife that is resilient and ongoing - tough but always in need of nurturing and care. Marriage cannot be put on auto-pilot.

Posted by: Maddogdad | October 21, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

All one has to do is read these posts and see the degeneration of our American culture. Kick the people when they are down. Listen to some of these pukes. Someone always has a secret agenda when they talk about "faith". She has expressed her trust in God way before this situation. Some of you people are downright nasty. Shame on you. Your parents would be disappointed in your words.

Posted by: Jackets | October 21, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I feel so sorry for this woman. But, the NFL will do nothing of consequence in the end. It's just another NFL behavior. Heck, this makes Vick look pretty good by comparison.

Posted by: richard36 | October 21, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

so all of you just presume that the penis pic is Bret? any proof? just the blogsite? so because Tiger was such a messed up person, with serious issues, every male athelete is the same?

Posted by: katem1 | October 21, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

faith and a good divorce lawyer will get her through this.
why any self-respecting woman would stay with a man who photographed and sent photos of his bits is beyond me.
hey, katem1, brett has never denied it's his. so we must assume for the record,it is.

Posted by: frieda406 | October 21, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

and as a p.s., his wife isn't denying it either.

Posted by: frieda406 | October 21, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it was her faith that got her where she now finds herself.

Posted by: whocares666 | October 21, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

"I think Deanna has known Brett since they were in grade school, and knows exactly what kind of guy he is: namely, just like any other 39-year old adolescent who loves his 'package', which describes about 98% of all males."

minor "sexism" noted

Posted by: chucklebuck | October 21, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

...oh come on, how many grizzly 40+ year old athletes has she been sending text messages to, anyway. Tell me that Brett Favre is the only man who looks good in Wranglers to her ;)

Posted by: chucklebuck | October 21, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Deanna has probably been counting the days until she could get out of God-forsaken Mississippi. Yes, she grew up there, but imagine having all the money in the world and being stuck in Podunk. She is going to get a nice settlement deep into eight figures and it's Maui, Bel-Air, South Beach, wherever, just out of range of s***kickers and huntin' hounds.

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Posted by: ppshopping04 | October 21, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Man, first a great President's JFK, Clinton, et al then great Basketball Players, MJ, Magic, Kobe then a great golfer Tiger, now a great football player: Brett Farve. Women will be the downfall of our society. Adam should have Bar-B-Que'd that rib!

Posted by: madstamina | October 21, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Who is this lady Faith everyone keeps talking about?

Posted by: tnunnser | October 21, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. Favre needs to do nothing but stand by her man. With everything she has had to endure, this a like a walk in the park for Deanna. She has to weigh both situations: hopefully she'll know that keeping her marriage together heavily out weights that screw up by Bret. After all, God made us human and I know she believes in God.

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Posted by: jfdis0afdas | October 22, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I think the Favre family needs to spend some quality time remembering from where they came and how they got to the lofty height in which they are prepairing to fall. With the right faith in God and each other, whether the story is true or not, they will get through this. One or both of them may have made a mistake, but that does not mean throw in the towel. Americans find to much of life disposable, where it truly is not. If they value each other, they will work through this and you and I need to step away and give them some privacy. I wish them well, and know from my own experience, they can get through this with complete forgiveness and marriage intact.

Posted by: momredneck2 | October 22, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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