Favre answers allegations

Since Foxsports.com reported that Brett Favre provided inside information to Matt Millen and the Detroit Lions, people wondered how the Jets quarterback would respond.

Wednesday he did, in this Q&A with local reporters:

On the reports that he called Detroit to give them information about the Packers…
The only thing I’d say about that, and of course I’ve heard the reports, is that that week, Matt Millen called me. Matt and I are friends. He was inviting me to come to his place to hunt. I think he lives about an hour from here. I’m sure his intentions were to fish me for information and to just ask me how (Green Bay) attacked them last year. We attacked them pretty good. I didn’t give him any game plan. I haven’t been in that offense in over a year. I don’t know what else to tell you. It was pretty simple.

On whether the reports anger him…
I wouldn’t say ‘anger’ as much as, ‘here we go again.’ I wish those guys well in Green Bay. I have a lot of friends, not only as far as teammates are concerned, but coaches and just people in general there. It’s unfortunate the way some of the things went down this offseason. No hard feelings. It’s business. I’m happy to be here. I’m trying to get ready for the (Kansas City) Chiefs. Learning this Jets game plan has been difficult. To be spending whatever amount of time giving away another game plan is totally not true. Once again, it’s not anger as much as it’s ridiculous from both sides. It’s unfair for this team. It’s unfair for those guys up there trying to play, too.

On whether he shared information with Millen…
I talked to Millen for 15 or 20 minutes, from the time it takes me to get from here to my house, which in New Jersey could be 10 minutes and it could be a little bit longer (based on traffic) (smiling). It was not a long conversation. We did talk about hunting. He said he had a bulldozer or some tractors if I needed to go relieve some tension. In the process, he wanted to know, more or less — I think the question he asked was, ‘anything in particular you guys did to us last year or how you looked at us?’ I couldn’t tell you what Detroit runs this year, I haven’t watched them and I can vaguely remember what they did last year. The only thing I know about that game last year, the one in Green Bay, was that it didn’t really matter late in the year. The first one, I think I had 22 straight completions. That’s about all I can remember. I know we won the game.

On whether he told them the strategies Green Bay used against the Lions…
We went empty formation. We just kept throwing completion after completion. They study film. They know what type of plays (we ran). Once again, I don’t want to make this any bigger than it is. I don’t know what else to tell you. I haven’t sat in their meetings to know what they’re calling, how they’re going to attack or how they’re going to use Aaron Rodgers. I can assure you, it wasn’t anything. It would almost be embarrassing to say that if I gave more, it was the wrong information, because I think they beat Detroit rather soundly. I bet it was pretty much the same things we’ve run in the past.

On whether he called the Lions…
Let me clarify this, I did not call the Lions, nor did I call Tony Romo. I don’t know what else to tell everyone. I’m not calling people.

On teammates saying he sabotaged Green Bay…
Accuse me of sabotage? Did they win? (No)

On whether that was the extent of the conversation with Millen…
That’s it. The story’s not as good now, is it?

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