Favre Tampering Investigation Reportedly Under Way
The NFL reportedly has begun its investigation of the tampering allegation levied against the Minnesota Vikings by the Green Bay Packers for improper contact with quarterback Brett Favre.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that members of the league's security staff interviewed Vikings officials Tuesday at the team's headquarters.
The Packers' claim reportedly is based on a contention that records of calls on a cell phone issued to Favre by the Packers show repeated contact between the quarterback and Vikings coaches, including head coach Brad Childress and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. It would have been a violation of NFL rules for Childress and Bevell to have discussed the possibility of Favre playing for the Vikings with the quarterback since Favre remains under contract to the Packers.
It has been speculated that Favre would like to play for the Vikings because of his relationship with Bevell, a former Packers assistant. But the Packers have told Favre they won't grant his request to be released, and it's highly unlikely that they would trade him to a division rival.
By Mark Maske |
July 23, 2008; 11:51 AM ET
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