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Favre Gives Interview To FOX News

Charles Mollenkamp, 17, of Brookfield, Wis., shows his support to bring back Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, at a rally outside Wisconsin State Fair Park on Monday

During an interview with FOX News on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” retired Packers QB Brett Favre called out the Packers for saying things differently to the public than have said to him. “Don’t make up a lot of stuff or give half of the truth,” Favre said about comments that have come from the Packers. “It’s ridiculous, it really is.”

Favre said he has not filed any official retirement paperwork with the league. Favre said he gave the team a true answer early in the year when he said he was not 100 percent committed to playing football. “I won’t play unless I’m 100 percent committed,” Favre said. He said he wanted to wait until training camp to make a decision, but the team needed an answer from him early in the year.

“I was told playing in Green Bay was not an option,” Favre said after approaching them about a return. “I’m not making it up.” He said they then told him the team cannot see him playing with another team, either. He said the team has told him they are trying to protect his legacy but he scoffed at the idea of his legacy being protected by having him serve as a backup. “It’s unfortunate it has come to this,” Favre said.

The 38-year-old Favre officially announced his retirement during an emotional press conference March 6th. He left the game as the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, passing yards, completions, consecutive starts among quarterbacks and victories as a starting QB. Over his 17 NFL seasons, Favre amassed 61,655 yards, 442 touchdowns, 288 interceptions and 160 wins as a starting signal-caller.


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