Posted by Will Brinson
Judging by the comments coming on the current post about Brett Favre being sued for sexual harassment, not everyone views the Old Gunslinger in a favorable light. (Of course, that could have been said a while ago, but you get the point.)
But has his reputation actually been tarnished? That's a legitimate question, and it's one Kurt Warner answered on the NFL Network recently.
"I think he did [tarnish his legacy],"Warner said on NFL Network (video here). “Not only this season, but the last few seasons, going back and forth [on retirement] and bouncing to a few different teams. I think about it, and I have to really think hard to think back to when he was a Green Bay Packer and when he played his best football and was in Super Bowls and when he became the Brett Favre we all know.
"To me, when I think of Favre, the first thing I think of his the chaos that’s happened the last couple of years. Hopefully, within a couple of years, people will forget that and remember the kind of player he was on the field. I think in the short-term, he definitely hurt his legacy."
So what say, you, kind fans of Favre? Has No. 4 ruined his legacy by hanging around and allowing people not to remember his greatness but his [alleged] perviness and willingness not to sit because of injury?
In case you care, I think he's damaged his legacy, but not so much that people will forget what a great football player he is. Michael Jordan hung around too long and Michael Jordan had plenty of pictures taken with him and young ladies over the years (not to mention him trying to ruin a PAIR of NBA franchises with mismanagement) and while people might think different of him off the court or in the front office, as a player he'll always be great.
After enough time passes, I think Favre gets granted the same consideration.
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