New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre acknowledged yesterday that he spoke to former Detroit president Matt Millen last month, but denied reports he called Millen and gave him and Lions coaches information they could use in a game against the Green Bay Packers.
Favre, who had a bitter split with the Packers in the offseason, said that Millen called to invite him to go hunting. The friends then briefly talked about football.
"I didn't give him any game planning," Favre said. "I haven't been in that offense in over a year. I don't know what else to tell you. It was pretty simple."
Favre spent nearly 15 minutes answering questions about the FoxSports.com report Sunday that said he called the Lions before their Sept. 14 game against the Packers. The report said Favre spent more than an hour giving Millen and Lions coaches information on nuances of the offense he used to run. Green Bay won the game, 48-25.