Brett Favre admitted in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he indeed spoke to Vikings coach Brad Childress this off-season, but said he often text-messages and speaks with opposing coaches and players during vacation. He flatly denied any tampering or tampering-like activities by the Vikings:
I have no qualms about admitting I talked to them. Talking with Milt [Ahlerich, NFL VP of security] he said, “Brett, did they entice you?” I said no, “I don’t need to be enticed anywhere.” They absolutely did not entice me to come to Minnesota.
The old school types are gonna be up-and-arms now, calling Favre out for fraternizing with the enemy in the off-season. But that’s how sports is today…these guys are all buddies, there’s no enmity between most of them, they absolutely do not share the fans’ passion when it comes to rivalries and all that other tribal craziness. In other words, it should come as no shock that Favre would want out of Green Bay, and furthermore, would seek to join one of the Packers’ most hated rivals. What does he care? A gig is a gig. He wants to play indoors with a team that’s not run by Ted Thompson, a guy he clearly doesn’t like. Brett Favre is not a Packer…he just plays for the Packers (or he used to, anyway).