Brett Favre's sexts could cost $100M in lost endorsements
It’s the (penis) shot heard ‘round the world.
Yes, you’re tired of listening to reports about Brett Favre’s alleged boner – not that kind of boner, but his supposed screw-up of sending cell phone pics of his own crotch to a female New York Jets staffer when he was QB of the team in 2008.
The married star, who now runs the Minnesota Vikings’ offence, has not admitted to snapping photos of his shotgun for the woman (pictured here), yet the ordeal has caused Favre a heap of embarrassment. Now, it may cause his wallet to lighten after he retires.
According to a new online report, Favre’s “photo folly” may cost him $100 million in lost endorsements when his playing career ends.
Forbes’ Patrick Rishe is the man behind such a bold assessment. He suggests Tiger Woods and Ben Roethlisberger won’t be the only major players having sex scandals ruin their reps of late. Favre, who is currently under investigation by the NFL, could place second only to Tiger in terms of sponsorships lost going forward.
The whopping $100 million figure is somewhat of a forecast, but maybe one not so outlandish. Favre earns about $7 million annually today outside his football salary as the face of Wranglers jeans, Snapper’s lawnmowers and Remington hunting rifles.
Having sponsored such other brands as Nike, Starter, Sears and Prilosec, all things remained the same: Favre’s so-called “good ol’ boy” image was what drove the successful campaigns.
Call this an overreaction, then, since Favre’s alleged misdeeds are just that – alleged. If he’s not found of any wrongdoing (the QB has apologized, at least, for being a distraction to his team) this whole story becomes a punch line down the road and a punch line only.
But seeing as other ex-QBs with far less fanfare than Favre – Steve Young, Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw, etc. – earn more than $1 million each year now as TV analysts, there is real money at risk if the 41-year-old is found guilty of sexting.
If that’s the case, notes Forbes’ Rishe, gone will be the $7 million in endorsement offers each year. So, too, will be any media gigs worth a million-plus annually as well as any speaking engagements, which it’s said a person of “Favre’s cache” could bank up to $50,000 per. Rishe speculates losing all the above could cost Favre as much as $100 million in post-retirement earnings.
Apologies in advance if this story irks our readers, but let’s go back to last autumn when many speculated Tiger Woods’ Thanksgiving-car-crash-turned-explosive-sex-scandal wouldn’t hurt his marketability. No, he’ll be fine, many said. This is just the media ruining a man’s life so they have something to write about.
Perhaps. But Tiger’s endorsements this year are down 30 per cent from 2009, about $22 million lost, so there’s at least some fire to all that smoke.
Will Favre’s bank account face a similar fate? An ongoing NFL investigation may hold the power to say.
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Posted by: Anonymous1234 | Oct 15, 2021 12:50:00 PM
It's personal and private between 2 adults. He should go after the STAFFER for defamation...How do we know she ditn't lure him at some point into this sort of thing?
Posted by: elec_inst | Oct 15, 2021 2:10:34 PM
hmmmmm,,,,has anyone bothered to look at HER web site? To me it looks like kind of a risque place, she certainly has no problem hanging her assets out for one and all. At least he sent his to only her (IF he actually did).
I think that women today need to figure out what they want, a guy to look! or a guy not to look!
One can not advertise for a wof and then when one comes along say it is harressment.
I personnelly think that THEY were probably sexting each other, she was all game for it, hoping for a bigger pay-off and when he said NO she yelled foul. Perhaps she, since she brought it forward should have to prove that it was unsolicited.
this is not to say that there are guys out there that take advantage however are all guys this way?
Posted by: brew | Oct 15, 2021 4:34:03 PM
Just because she shows some cleavage, it doesn't give favre( a married guy) the right to text his junk, your just assuming things when you say they were going back and forth, dude, he's cheating on his wife, doesn't that count for anything anymore.
Posted by: don | Oct 15, 2021 6:11:48 PM
consequences for your actions............. why do some seem to think there should be none for them?
Posted by: John | Oct 15, 2021 9:12:05 PM
Who cares what he or anyone does. Any person who is bothered by this is jealous. So many jealous people out there. Wow
Posted by: brew | Oct 15, 2021 11:06:33 PM
Who cares? Nobody really cares because it doesn't effect their lives either way, but when its in the papers and your asked for your opinion, you will respond. But, your right, nobody really cares, and people will stop caring once the media stops caring.
Posted by: charles | Oct 16, 2021 9:38:26 PM
favre is an idiot
Posted by: bigcick | Oct 17, 2021 12:19:13 AM
your girlfriends and wifes saw my 'junk' the last time their friend got married. And it didnt stop them for taking photographs...or groping!
worry about yourselves-
leave the Brett alone...
Posted by: Orio | Oct 17, 2021 3:08:01 AM
If Favre got personal, she probaly lured him, trapped him, made him think it was okay. Who really knows, what happened behind the scene?
Posted by: love me some favre | Oct 17, 2021 2:55:37 PM
firstly, its not cheating..he never touched her and who's to blame if he had a hard-on? lol.. who cares really, how is it hurting his career or hers? besides everyone blaming her for him hitting send. he's a grown man, he'll do what he wants regardless if he's losing money or not. it is afterall a GAME! and who cares about her website and cleavage? it worked to her advantage in the end, because she got what she wanted - favre on the chopping block of life. at least he admitted to it, unlike poor tigger - yes tigger - who had more ho's than santa in a christmas song.
leave it alone... are you losing money because his woody wanted a piece of the jets? lol