Brett Favre is a retired American football quarterback. He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (1992–2007), New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009–2010). Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 500 touchdowns, over 300 interceptions, and over 10,000 pass attempts. He officially retired on January 17, 2011.
Favre made a cameo appearance in the 1998 romantic comedy film There’s Something About Mary as Cameron Diaz’s character’s love interest.
On October 8, 2010, the NFL began investigating Favre for allegedly sexting and leaving inappropriate voice messages for Jets “Gameday host” Jenn Sterger during the 2008 season. The investigation was in response to the voicemail recordings and photos posted by the website Deadspin the day before. In late October 2010, Favre was rumored to have admitted to NFL officials investigating the allegations that he indeed left the voicemail messages on Jenn Sterger’s phone, but denied sending photos. On December 29, 2010, Favre was found not to be in violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, but was fined $50,000 for failing to cooperate with the investigation.