Friday, July 11, 2008

ESPN Report: Thompson tells Favre to kiss his butt

From ESPN:

“Favre on Friday formally asked by letter for his unconditional contractual release, sources close to Favre and the team said.

The letter was sent by Favre’s agent, James “Bus” Cook, via overnight mail on Thursday and arrived at the Packers facility Friday morning.

During the conference call on Tuesday, neither Thompson nor McCarthy was openly receptive or enthused about Favre’s desire to unretire, the sources said, prompting Favre to direct Cook to request his release from the team. Favre has three years remaining on his contract at a total of $39 million. He currently is on the reserve-retired list.

Favre prefers a mutual parting rather than have to force the Packers’ hand by writing a letter to request his reinstatement to the active 80-man roster. Under league policy, the team would have to comply or release him.”

In response, Packers GM Ted Thompson said.
Tell Brett to kiss my big, hairy ass. If he wants to play in the next 2 years, he can come begging back to me. I'll put him on the 4-deep and he can try to earn a spot on the bench.

If he doesn't like that, I've got no doubt that I can find a bottom feeder in the AFC that will deal a pair of draft picks for him. It is my choice where he ends up.


linearthinker said...

Reminds me of SF's treatment of Joe Montana, and later Jerry Rice. Never had any use for Walton after that. Sad to see it happen in Greenbay.

Headless Blogger said...

Actually, I think 3/4's of the fans are pissed at Brett. He broke our hearts when he quit after last years great season. I was hard to get over it, but we're finally through our 11 stages of grief, then he pulls this. We are spurned lovers and are looking for revenge, even if it isn't in our best interest.

Hey, that's almost blog-worthy.