Childress addresses Favre-Sterger issue

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress says the NFL’s investigation into allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate text messages to another league employee has not become a distraction for the team.</p>

The Vikings play the New York Jets on Monday night, and the Deadspin report that Favre sent photos of his privates to Jenn Sterger, then an employee for the Jets, seems to be gaining some traction. More recently, the Web site has reported that massage therapists used by the team also received unwanted advances.

The timing of Deadspin’s reports, of course, is intentional. The Vikings are traveling to New York to face the Jets, where Favre played in 2008.

“It's not a distraction to us at all," Childress said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We just don't let it be. We address it, we talk about it and we're done with it. I haven't heard anything. I don't know anything about (the NFL investigation).

“We just talk about what's out there and look it right in the eye. Deal with it to the extent we can. It doesn't affect anybody else in this locker room except Brett Favre.

“My experience is they are distractons if you allow them to be," he said. "So when you address it and talk about it all together then you go forward."

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