The following internal newswire was sent out to everyone at ESPN earlier today, debunking a false rumor about Brett Favre retiring. For some reason, it just seems kinda sad that ESPN would even give this rumor a whiff of credence, let alone actually make Chris Mortensen check it out. We can only hope that Mort checked out all his excellent sources through his ESPN mobile phone.
There is a story on ProFootballTalk.com claiming to hear that Brett Favre will announce his retirement from football today.
Chris Mortensen has checked it out thoroughly with excellent sources who say it is NOT true.
Please do NOT report or even refer to the ProFootballTalk.com story.
We will bring in Favre's regularly scheduled news conference (proc 11, frame 13). Scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. Window opens at 12:15 p.m.