Favre Situation On Hold for Weekend?
People connected with the Brett Favre situation figure that things are probably on hold for the weekend as Favre contemplates the Green Bay Packers' 10-year, approximately $20 million offer to him to stay in retirement and work for the franchise in some sort of marketing capacity.
Favre's reinstatement request to the league remains pending. It stands to reason that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wouldn't act on that before Monday. That would give Favre a few more days to consider his options and perhaps keep some national media attention temporarily off the Favre situation, a story that is about some of the worst aspects of the sport and the people in it, and on the Hall of Fame festivities, a story that is about some of the best aspects of the sport and those in it.
If Favre accepts the Packers' offer, he presumably would withdraw his reinstatement request and the story would end there, at least until the next time he ponders a comeback.
If he rejects the Packers' offer and decides he wants to continue to pursue his current comeback bid, Goodell likely would approve Favre's reinstatement request sometime soon and the Packers, at that point, would have 24 hours to trade him, release him or put him back on their roster. The Packers undoubtedly would be desperate to trade Favre, given how intent they have seemed upon keeping him away from their training camp, and that might lead them to reconsider their refusal to deal him within their division to the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears or Detroit Lions.
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