Brett Favre’s football career is supposedly over – where have we heard that one before? – and his post-career is off to a rocky start, as two massage therapists who used to work for the Jets filed a lawsuit against him today.
“Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole, both former massage therapists for the New York Jets, filed suit against Favre, the New York Jets and Lisa Ripi, a woman who hires massage therapists for the team.” Some brutal allegations after the jump:
Scavo said that in 2008 while Favre was with the New York Jets, he treated her like a “hanging slab of meat.” In the suit she claims he wanted a three-way with her and another therapist.
Favre allegedly texted the unidentified therapist, writing, “Brett here, you and Crissy want to get together, I’m all alone,” according to the lawsuit.
Favre allegedly sent another text message reading, “Kinda lonely tonight, I guess I have bad intentions.”
Just when you were hoping these allegations would be limited to Favre and not be an indictment on the Jets (pre-Rex Ryan, for what it’s worth) …
The suit alleges that the Jets’ locker room and training camp are “a hot bed of sexual harassment, sexism and inappropriate behavior.”
That probably describes every NFL locker room, but since this is taking place in the largest media market in the US, expect it to be frontpage headlines tomorrow.
I’ve lost count of the “distractions” the Jets have encountered this year. What is that, half a dozen?