MILWAUKEE (AP)—Brett Favre finally is speaking for himself: He wants to play but doesn’t feel welcome in Green Bay, so he’s asking to be released.
The quarterback’s first substantial comments on his latest retirement decision reversal come in an interview with Fox News on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”
“OK, you guys have a different path, fine,” Favre said, recalling a June 20 conversation with Packers coach Mike McCarthy. “What does that mean for me? So that means either you give me my helmet, welcome back, or release me, or attempt to trade me. We all know that’s a possibility, but way-out-there possibility.
“And he says, ‘Well, playing here is not an option, but we can’t envision you playing with another team, you know, either.’ And I thought, so basically, I’m not playing for anyone if I choose to come back.”
Brett, you could have avoided your team, the organization, and the city a lot of grief if you had waited a few months before making your decision. Hell, you could have just accepted that the team has moved on and stayed down, instead of complain like a whiny bitch.