Jenn Sterger says of Brett Favre incident: ‘I am not a gold-digger’

Jenn Sterger, the woman who allegedly received unwelcome and unsavory text photos and voicemails from Brett Favre, is telling her side of the story for the first time.

Short version: She says she has not sought money from the “humiliating” situation. She just wants to be able to entertain people and make them laugh.

“I’m not a gold-digger,” Jenn Sterger, 27, said in interviews that will air “Good Morning America” on Tuesday and Wednesday. “I haven’t made a dime off anything in this whole situation. Not from the pictures. Not from Favre. I never wanted to sue anyone. That was never an intention of mine.”

With that, I think I can speak for everyone in saying that I hope I never hear or read or type the words “Brett Favre’s penis”ever again.

The photos and voice messages allegedly were sent in 2008, when Favre played for the New York Jets and Sterger was a game-day host for the team. After an investigation that lasted most of the season, the NFL fined Favre $50,000 for failing to cooperate. It could not, however, prove that Favre sent the texts.

Sterger said that she never gave Favre her number. Instead, she said that “a man wearing a Jets badge” asked her how she’d feel if Favre asked for it.

“I just looked at him, my usual smart-ass self. And I said, ‘I’d say I like my job an awful lot. And I’ve been told I look remarkably like his wife,’ ” Sterger said. Thinking “that was the end of it,” she did not give the man her number.

“You know, I was trying to go to work. Do my job,” she says. “But how are you supposed to report on the news when you are the news? It was tough. It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. All I wanted to do was go to work. Do my job. That’s all I wanted.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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