Brett Favre asks for NFL reinstatement
Football star Brett Favre asked the NFL today for reinstatement after announcing his retirement in March from the famed team, the Green Bay Packers.
The 38-year-old Favre changed his mind about retiring earlier this month and asked to be traded or released by the Packers, who have prepared Aaron Rogers to take over as their starting quarterback.
The Packers said in a statement that they are aware that Favre sent his letter of reinstatement to the league and referred any questions to the commissioner's office. The team didn't comment further.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said yesterday he's had talks about trading Favre, who remains under contract with the team, while insisting the All-Pro quarterback won't be dealt to a division rival such as the Minnesota Vikings.
Thompson said that Favre, who holds NFL records for passes, passing yards, touchdowns and consecutive starts by a quarterback, also won't be released.