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GM Thompson Speaks Out on Favre


A transcript of Ted Thompson’s thoughts from this morning on the Packers and where they stand with QB Brett Favre

“Welcome to our training camp. We had a great practice this morning. We’re looking forward to the first padded practice this afternoon.

A couple of things I wanted to touch on. There have been a lot of reports on this, and I understand that. But sometimes things get skewed by the time they get out. I did want to comment that Brett and I had a couple of conversations on Saturday. I think both of them lasted approximately 45 minutes or so. They were very professional and very cordial. We talked about a lot of things. We acknowledged, both of us, that this a unique, and at times difficult, situation. I think he and I are both aware of that, as all the parties are and probably you are, too. We talked about different options that were available. I stated my case as to how I saw certain options were better, he certainly had his opinion on his options. At the end of the day, we still had not got to the point where we agreed where the best option is. We sort of agreed to disagree. At that time, he suggested he delay coming to training camp for at least a couple of days to see how things work out.

And he asked me to present to you guys at some point, and I think now is the appropriate time, his reasoning behind that. His reasoning behind that is that he cares very much about this team. He cares about these players, his former teammates. And he doesn’t want to do anything to disrupt from that. He felt strongly that he wanted to get that out so I wanted to make sure I told you that at the outset.

We’re still working through where we are. There have been no resolutions. We have no updates. But we are trying to do the right thing and will continue to try to do the right thing for all parties. There is not any simple answers. But that’s what we’re tasked to do in terms of working through this. As a leader here I feel a responsibility to try to do this in a proper manner. And it’s an ongoing thing that we’re going to do the best we can. …”

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