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The Swift Fall of Brett Favre: A Timeline

Jan 4, 2011 – 12:49 PM
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Torie Bosch Contributor

On Monday, two massage therapists filed a lawsuit against quarterback Brett Favre and the New York Jets. Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo allege that in 2008 Favre tried to convince them to have sex with him.

After Scavo's husband confronted Favre, the women say, a Jets employee purportedly told them, "[Y]ou will never work for the Jets again" and "Keep your mouth shut." The two were never again called to work for the Jets.

Of course, this is just the most recent headache for Favre, who remains married to Deanna Favre, a survivor of breast cancer.

Surge Desk takes a look back at the former NFL golden boy's recent fumbles.

Aug. 7, 2008: The Minnesota Vikings trade Favre to the New York Jets.

Sometime in 2008: Favre allegedly propositions O'Toole and Scavo. He also, according to reports, begins sending inappropriate text messages, pictures and voice mails to Jenn Sterger, the Jets' "Gameday Host" and a sometime model.

Aug. 4, 2010: The sports blog Deadspin publishes allegations that Favre sent sexually explicit images to Sterger.

Oct. 7, 2010: Deadspin updates its report to include images of the text messages and voice mails that Favre sent to Sterger. (Content not suitable for work.)

Oct. 8, 2010: The NFL announces it will investigate Favre for violating its personal conduct policy in his dealings with Sterger. Deadspin, HQ for all Favre scandal matters, reports on rumors that Favre also sent explicit text messages to two unnamed Jets massage therapists.

Oct. 11, 2010: As the NFL investigation heats up, Favre apologizes to his teammates on the Minnesota Vikings for being a "distraction."

Oct. 25, 2010: Reports circulate that Favre has admitted to the NFL that he left the voice mails for Sterger but continues to deny that he sent her inappropriate pictures.

Dec. 29, 2010: The NFL announces Favre's penalty: a $50,000 fine -- or "three minutes of work on a game clock," FanHouse calculated -- for failing to cooperate with the league's investigation. The NFL found that he had not violated the personal conduct policy. Sterger's attorney says, "My client and I are extremely disappointed, but not surprised, at today's NFL announcement that Brett Favre did not violate the NFL 'workplace conduct' policy."

Jan. 3, 2011: O'Toole and a Scavo file their sexual harassment suit against Favre, the Jets and Lisa Ripi, who hired massage therapists for the Jets, in New York state's Supreme Court.

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